Kiwis reign in Glasgow
Sun, 04 May 2014 19:21
Canada side playing in their first-ever Cup final
New Zealand beat Canada 54-7 in the final of the Glasgow Sevens to win their fourth Cup title of the Sevens World Series.
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 semifinal to reach a first-ever Cup final.
Hosts Scotland reached a first Cup semifinal since 2009 as they beat South Africa 12-7 with Richie Vernon and Riddell scoring their tries in an enthralling quarterfinal before their defeat to Canada.
Stephen Gemmell's side, who will host the Commonwealth Games in July, went on to lose to Fiji 17-10 in the third place play-off.
Dan Norton scored two tries as England beat Kenya 26-5 in the Plate final with James Rodwell and Marcus Watson also crossing the whitewash.
Earlier tries from Alex Gray, Norton and captain Tom Mitchell gifted Simon Amor's side a 21-7 win over Australia while Humphrey Kayange scored two tries for Paul Treu's side against South Africa in the semifinals.
France beat Argentina 20-14 in the in the Bowl final to claim eight Series points and end day two unbeaten.
Earlier Los Pumas defeated Samoa 29-12 in the semifinals while France proved too strong for Spain winning 24-0 thanks to two tries from Julien Candelon.
In the quarterfinals Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada scored twice for Argentina in their quarterfinal win against Japan and Jeremy Aicardi scored 11 points as France defeated Wales 21-7.
Sam Cross and Luke Morgan scored two tries each to give Wales a 29-7 win over Japan to claim the Shield.
Earlier Dai Ozawa scored in sudden death extra time as Japan beat USA 19-14 and captain Adam Thomas scored a hat-trick in Wales' 38-7 win over Portugal in the semifinals.
All of the Day Two results:
New Zealand 54-7 Canada
Third place play-off
Fiji 17-10 Scotland
England 26-5 Kenya
France 20-14 Argentina
Wales 29-12 Japan
Canada 10-7 Scotland
New Zealand 19-14 Fiji
Kenya 14-7 South Africa
England 21-7 Australia
France 24-0 Spain
Argentina 29-12 Samoa
Wales 38-7 Portugal
Japan 19-14 USA
Canada 14-5 Kenya
Scotland 12-7 South Africa
Fiji 14-12 England
New Zealand 19-7 Australia
France 21-7 Wales
Spain 24-14 Portugal
Argentina 35-7 Spain
Samoa 31-12 USA
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