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Cape Town Sevens: New Zealand 7s 10-14 Spain 7s

Mighty New Zealand suffered a shock start to their bid for the World Rugby Cape Town Sevens Series at the Cape Town Stadium when they slipped to a 14-10 defeat at the hands of outsiders Spain on Friday.

Australia also had a setback on the opening day when they lost to Great Britain but it was the defeat of New Zealand, the most successful team in the history of the series, that was the big surprise in the men’s event.

New Zealand, who reached the semifinals of last week’s tournament in Dubai, produced an error-ridden display against a tigerish Spanish team.

The Spanish were good value for a 7-0 lead at halftime, with Manu Moreno scoring a try after the hooter following a period of sustained pressure.

New Zealand hit back with an unconverted try by Regan Ware immediately after the break but Spain made virtually certain of victory when Juan Ramos scored in the last minute.

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New Zealand’s Moses Leo scored with seconds remaining but there was no time to push for a New Zealand win.

New Zealand will have to defeat Argentina and Kenya in their remaining pool matches on Saturday in order to have a chance of continuing their dominance in South Africa, where they have won 11 of the 21 World Series tournaments held in the country.

Australia, joint leaders after two rounds of the current 2023 series, went down 21-19 to Great Britain.

Australia, who won the opening leg of the 2023 series in Hong Kong, fought back from a 7-5 halftime deficit to lead Great Britain 19-14 but were thwarted by a long range try under the posts by Femi Sofolarin in the last minute.

How to watch HSBC Cape Town Sevens Rugby Live Online?

The annual World Rugby 7s in Cape Town 2022 live tournament will be broadcast live on CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app this weekend. The tournament, which features some of the top rugby sevens teams in the world, will be held at the Dubai Stadium on 9-11 December. Anywhere Rugby fans can also watch all the action live on OolaTV All Game Pass

Cape Town Rugby 7s Live In Worldwide: Supersport has the broadcasting rights for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, so if you live in a country where Supersport is available, you will be able to watch the Dubai Rugby Sevens on their channel. You can check out their website to see if they are available in your country.

HSBC World Rugby 7s Cape Town Live In Canada: The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Cape Town is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the rugby sevens circuit, and it’s always a thrilling spectacle. This year, OolaTV will be showing live coverage of the event, so if you’re a rugby fan in Canada, you won’t want to miss out. The tournament is renowned for its fast-paced action and nail-biting finishes, and it always attracts a large and enthusiastic crowd.

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