New Zealand 7s rebounded from a shock opening defeat to reach the semi-finals of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series on Saturday.
Moses Leo scored a hat-trick of tries in the first half to set up a 50-5 region-final win over Uruguay. New Zealand had suffered a shock 14-10 loss to Spain in their first suit on Friday. New Zealand won their two ultimate pool fits on Saturday, although they had to recover from a 7-15 1/2-time deficit before beating Argentina 21-15.
New Zealand ran in eight tries with a extraordinary display against Uruguay despite a swirling wind which made conditions hard in the Cape Town Stadium. New Zealand 7s will play the United States within the semi-finals on Sunday.
The Americans overcame an early injury to celebrity Lucas Lacamp and scored 3 unanswered attempts within the 2nd half to benefit an disillusioned 17-7 win against Fiji.
New Zealand 7s qualify for Cape Town Sevens semi-finals
The harm failed to look correct,” said American teach Mike Friday, “however credit score to the squad, they’re a hungry group. The second semi-final can be between hosts South Africa, who beat Great Britain 21-14, and Samoa, who beat Argentina 22-10.
Ricardo Duarttee, playing in his first season with South Africa’s Blitzboks, scored a important solo try and said he become thrilled through the support of the house crowd. Australia persisted to dominate the women’s segment. After romping via the pool degree, they beat Great Britain 38-zero in the region-finals.
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The Australians took their tally to 157 factors in 4 matches in Cape Town and haven’t begun to concede a point.
Madison Levi scored two of their six tries against Great Britain to guide the series attempt-scorers with 15 in tournaments. Australia will meet the US within the semi-finals on Sunday. The Americans beat Fiji 10-7 in their area-very last.
New Zealand 7s outplayed Canada 50-five and will face Ireland, who edged France 12-10, inside the semi-finals. Australia received the outlet event in the 2023 girls’s series in Dubai ultimate week after completing a clean sweep of titles in 2022 – the Sevens Series, the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The Australian guys, however, did not attain the championship knock-out level.
Australia arrived in Cape Town as joint leaders of the 2023 series after prevailing the first occasion in Dubai. But they lost their establishing match in Cape Town against Great Britain on Friday.
Australia beat Uganda 31-0 in their opening match on Saturday however have been eliminated after they were held to a 19-19 draw by the US, who topped the pool.
Our All Blacks New Zealand 7s boys are semi-finals bound 🙌🏽
Set those alarms now for 2.24am tomorrow morning (Mon) NZT to see them in their semi. #CapeTown7s pic.twitter.com/rNEmqT7SRz
— NZ Sevens (@nz_sevens) December 10, 2022
How to watch Rugby Seven Series in Cape Town
The World Rugby Sevens Series is set for more intrigue and mouth-watering action when some of the planet’s best players make their way to World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town between 9 and 11 December.
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series live stream online here and through the official App. Details on how to watch the action in your territory on TV can be foundhere.
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.