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Hosts Australia complete Sydney Sevens double

29 January 2018, 02:40 | Bernice Figueroa

Fiji edge New Zealand in last-second thriller at Sydney Sevens

Fiji edge New Zealand in last-second thriller at Sydney Sevens

Kenya courtesy of two wins secured the runner-up spot.

There was a massive crowd on hand to watch the Australian women complete the flawless tournament on Sunday afternoon, a 31-0 defeat of New Zealnd taking Australia's points total to 213-0 across the six games.

Australia beat New Zealand for the first time in five meetings since the Olympic final in Rio de Janiero in 2016 in which it beat its trans-Tasman rival to become the first women's gold medalist in rugby sevens.

Australia also won the women's final beating NZ 31-0.

Shujaa sevens will now face South African springboks on Sunday 3:50am EAT in the quarter finals in an all African affair.

The Blitzboks absorbed the early pressure and looked certain to open the scoring in the fifth minute when Rosko Specman collected a Justin Geduld kick ahead and raced for the corner, only for man of the match Lachie Anderson to force him into touch with a desperate covering tackle.

Sam Myers takes on the Scotland defence. Certainly the sponsors are very keen, we've got a new sponsor here Capgemini that are a global sponsor that are very keen that the women are well represented.

"We had three tournaments and three different winners".

"There is a lot of character in this side".

"We're going to soak this one up, I promise you because it's been a while, but we'll make sure we turn up next week and back it up".

Boyd Killingworth is out with a hamstring injury, and Maurice Longbottom has an ankle issue that may sideline him too.

The last ditch effort by Jeffrey Oluoch failed to spur Shujaa as their run ended in Sydney, which was a considerable improvement after they had finished 13th in Cape Town in December.

"We didn't make smart decisions in that game".

After putting their opponents to the sword in five matches leading up to the Sydney Sevens final on Sunday‚ the Blitzboks were beheaded by a rampant Australia in the final.

Australian captain Lewis Holland praised his team's will-to-win.

"I don't think about it, but I love for women's sporting athletes to be household names and for them to be rugby players would be pretty cool".

New Zealand went into Sydney with a two-point lead over SA but at the end of the weekend had slipped four points behind with 54. The team won their two group matches to advance to the quarters of the main cup. "But it is our backyard, so we will be ready to rip as well".

Fiji are in Pool A with Australia, Wales and Spain, Papua New Guinea join South Africa, England and Russian Federation in Pool B while Samoa have been drawn alongside USA, Kenya and Canada in Pool D.

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