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New Zealand seal sevens success

New Zealand stretched their lead at the top of the IRB World Series standings as they claimed a first Adelaide Sevens success by beating South Africa 28-20 in the final.

The final proved a closely-fought contest until Gordon Tietjens' side sealed the win with a late try from Tomasi Cama.

England's bid had been derailed at the semi-final stage as they were easily seen off 19-0 by South Africa, while New Zealand were 33-17 winners over defending series champions Samoa.

New Zealand's win means they are now 13 points clear of England having won four of the six rounds so far this season, with Samoa in third followed by South Africa and Fiji.

Fiji endured a tough tournament as they were dumped out in the quarter-finals of the main Cup tournament before losing 22-21 to Wales in their Plate semi-final.

Wales went on to win the Plate competition by beating Argentina in the final.


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