Kiwis crowned in Hong Kong
27 Mar 2011
New Zealand swept to a Sevens Cup title while South Africa beat Australia in the Plate final in Hong Kong.
South African-born Mat Turner scored for England in the first half of the final, but the Kiwis added further tries before and after the break. New Zealand continued to apply the pressure after that, and completed what was ultimately a comfortable 29-17 win. The result sees New Zealand taking pole position in the Sevens championship.
In the Plate final, South Africa hung on for a narrow 26-19 win thanks to some terrific defence. Paul Treu’s charges were knocked out of the Cup competition earlier in the event when they lost 24-19 to Fiji.
Canada claimed the Bowl title by thumping Japan 33-12 while Kenya edged Spain 17-12 in the Shield final.
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