Published: Mon, May 22, 2017
Business | By Pat Ferguson

Sevens gives Scotland first win over New Zealand

Sevens gives Scotland first win over New Zealand

Australia have placed sixth at the end of a disappointing men's rugby sevens world series after failing to bounce back from their quarter-final exit at last year's Rio Olympics.

"I'm proud of the players and I'm proud of the staff, " said MacRae.

Earlier in the afternoon, England sealed their spot in the final following a 24-5 victory over Canada.

Richard de Carpentier then went close to adding to England's lead, only for it to be ruled that his foot was in touch and that was as close as either side came to adding to the scoreline before half-time.

"The memories we have created this season have just been unbelievable and are something I'll look back on and think "wow that was special".

The Bliztboks took out the world championship, ahead of England, Olympic gold medallists Fiji, New Zealand and the USA.

Roared on by the London crowd, the Scots kept their composure and went through the phases to put Farndale over for his second and celebrations ensued on the side-line, as Scotland beat New Zealand for the first time in rugby history.

Head coach Innocent Simiyu only managed to reach two Main Cup Quarter finals in Cape Town and Singapore, a massive drop in performance compared to last season where Kenya finished seventh on 98 points under the management of head coach Benjamin Ayimba.

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In the semi-finals, the hosts eased past Canada 24-5, while Scotland beat United States of America 21-14 thanks to Joe Nayacavou's try with the final play of the game.

LONDON -Canada capped off a stirring World Series season with a bronze medal Sunday at the London Sevens.

The Kiwis gave away a late penalty when it was discovered they had eight players on the pitch and Scotland scored the winning try.

"There's an very bad lot of credit that goes to the players and the staff".

South Africa had already confirmed that they would finish top of the leaderboard for the overall series but lost to England in the quarter-finals today.

Canada ensured their quarterfinal position with a 28-14 win against Japan and will meet Argentina in the quarters on Sunday.

Despite falling 7-0 behind to a solo try from England's Dan Norton, the Scots hit back in the second half thanks to tries from Hugh Blake and captain Scott Riddell.

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