Zimbabwe finish bottom in Dubai Sevens

Tyler Owen
December 2, 2018

Moments before, the usa knocked on and the ball went out.

Australia will meet Argentina in the quarter-finals on Saturday at 6:44pm AEDT while New Zealand will face Scotland, red-hot Fiji will take on the US and reigning world series champions South Africa come up against England.

Canada trailed 21-0 before Pat Kay scored to cut the French lead to 21-5 at the half.

The Kiwis had comfortably beaten the Eagles on Friday in pool play, but the final was in the balance until two minutes to go, when Andrew Knewstubb's second conversion to Dylan Collier's try gave New Zealand a safe 14-5 lead.

A converted try to Ngarohi McGarvey Black finished the scoring, as the New Zealand men followed their women's team from a day before in becoming champions.

England had earlier faced New Zealand in one of two incredible Cup semi-finals.

We knew that we were coming into this final against a good U.S. team.

The USA had knocked out Fiji in the quarter-finals and Australia in the semis.

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The men, whose pre-season preparations were interrupted by a labour dispute with Rugby Canada, now head to Cape Town for next weekend's second stop of the HSBC World Rugby Series.

"We are thrilled to have received this award, which is the result of a dedicated team working with strong and committed partners that are allowing us to deliver a world-class event year over year", he said in a statement.

The New Zealand men's and women's teams have also won Commonwealth Games gold and World Cup gold this year.

A brace of tries by the hotstepper Rosko Speckman highlighted the Blitzboks' opening salvo in defence of their Dubai Sevens title as they dispatched Zimbabwe 31-0.

New Zealand play the US, Spain and Wales in Pool C, and England, Australia, Canada and Japan feature in Pool D.

Canada advanced to the final with a 15-10 victory over Australia in the semifinals with Caroline Crossley of Victoria tearing off a near field-length run before passing off to Britt Benn for an opening try that got Canada's motors revving.

Australia's Ben O'Donnell, right, is tackled by Argentina's player in a quarterfinal match of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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