NZ take step closer to 12th Series title

2014-05-05 00:00

NEW Zealand beat Canada 54-7 in the final of the Glasgow Sevens to win their fourth Cup title of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series yesterday.

Scott Curry and Ben Lam scored two tries each as Gordon Tietjens’ side were ruthless in victory against a Canada side playing in their first-ever Cup final.

The win leaves New Zealand 19 points ahead of second-place South Africa in the Series standings, and on course to win a 12th title in 15 years.

Earlier Canada narrowly edged out Scotland 10-7 thanks to a try, conversion and penalty drop goal from Phil Mack, as Geraint John’s side won their semi final to reach a first-ever Cup final.

Hosts Scotland reached a first Cup semi final since 2009 as they beat South Africa 12-7 with Richie Vernon and Riddell scoring their tries in an enthralling quarter final before their defeat to Canada.

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