New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation

NZ win RWC Sevens title in Moscow

NZ win RWC Sevens title in Moscow

The New Zealand men's and women's sevens teams completed a stunning double by winning their World Cup finals in Moscow on 30 June.

The women set the tone with a comprehensive 29-12 win over Canada in their final.

The All Blacks Sevens immediately took up the challenge to beat England 33-0 in their final.

Both finals were played in soaking conditions as thunderstorms blitzed the Russian capital.

The men were earlier taken from the field during their semi-final win over Fiji for safety reasons with thunder and lightning circling the ground. Play was suspended for an hour.

Both the men and women returned to play super wet-weather rugby and claim the titles, sending powerful messages as the sport gets set to make its Olympics debut in 2016.

 

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