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Aussie men run riot in Sydney 7s final

Aussie men run riot in Sydney 7s final

It also marked the first time both men and women have played concurrently in a format set to become more common on the world tour.

It was a disappointing finish to Fiji's campaign where the Gareth Baber-coached side could only manage to score a try in reply to five from the Kiwis.

New Zealand scrambled desperately in defence but were unable to stop the massive Vakurunabili crashing over and giving Fiji first place in the pool.

This match, 24-5 fifth semifinal defeat came after Kenya suffered another defeat of 17-0 at the hands of South Africa in Sydney Sevens Cup quarterfinal match on Sunday morning.

Later, Argentina, who narrowly beat Kenya 7-5 Friday, qualified for the main cup quarter finals alongside Kenya, after a 19-12 win over France.

The other quarter-finals feature Pool B winners Argentina against Pool C runners-up England and South Africa, who topped Pool C, against Kenya.

O'Donnell then grabbed his second in the last minute to complete the rout.

New Zealand advanced to the decider with an equally impressive 26-0 win over Canada in today's second semi-final.

There was a massive crowd on hand to watch the Australian women complete the ideal tournament on Sunday afternoon, a 31-0 defeat of New Zealnd taking Australia's points total to 213-0 across the six games.

But they regrouped, first beating Papua New Guinea 52-0 before overcoming Fiji 29-10 in the Challenge Trophy final.

Australian captain Lewis Holland praised his team's will-to-win.

Early defensive pressure from Australia led to the first try, Emilee Cherry crossing in the left corner despite some resilient Russian defence.

Seven members of the Canadian roster are holdovers from the bronze-winning side at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The victory saw them remain unbeaten after two legs of the world series and it was only fitting after the most dominant tournament performance in womens sevens history.

"It's going to be an epic game; they've got threats all over the place".

AUSTRALIAN sevens star Charlotte Caslick believes the Sydney Sevens is a step in the right direction for gender parity but she'd like to share prime time billing with men, saying its "pretty shit" women have to play in front of empty stadiums in the morning games.

New Zealand beat Canada by four tries to nil.


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