All Blacks Sevens to meet Australia in final of GoldCoast7s
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The Aussie Men’s Sevens advanced to the tournament final of the HSBC Sevens World Series event after defeating South Africa 24-19 following a golden-point try to Jesse Parahi in double extra time at Skilled Park on Sunday afternoon.
While the All Blacks Sevens werte tested by England in the final, they were untouchable in the build up, not conceding a single try, and the overall series champions and this year's freshly minted Sevens World Champions did exactly what was required.
Set the standard, and it continues Sir Gordon Tietjens outstanding recent record with this team, reaching their eight Cup Final in ten attempts.
Cup final – Australia v New Zealand
Australia advanced to the Cup final after defeating Kenya 24-12 in the Cup quarter, to set up a blockbuster semi against South Africa.
The semi-final saw both teams locked at 19-all at the end of regular time and again at the end of the first five minutes of extra time. The Australians finally broke the deadlock with a minute left in the second period of extra time, when Parahi crossed over in the corner.
New Zealand continued its undefeated run to the Cup final, with wins over Samoa 40-0 in the Cup quarter and 14-5 over England in the semi.
The All Blacks Sevens have conceded just five points in the tournament so far.
The Cup final is at 7:04pm (10:04pm NZT) at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
Plate final – Fiji v Kenya
An exciting match up in the Plate final will see Fiji and Kenya fight for fifth place on day two.
Fiji lost to England 26-12 in the Cup quarter-final earlier on day two, before defeating Samoa 31-26 to advance to the Plate final.
The Kenyans lost to Australia 24-12 in the Cup quarter before beating Wales 12-7 I an exhausting match.
The Plate final is at 6:02pm (AEST) at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
Bowl final – Canada v France
Canada and France will clash in the Bowl final, with both sides undefeated so far on day two of the tournament.
Canada advanced to the final following a 29-5 win over Spain in the Bowl quarter and a 19-14 win over Scotland in the Bowl semi.
France defeated Portugal 26-14 in the Bowl quarter, before beating Spain 17-12 with a try in extra time to advance to the final.
The Bowl final is at 5:32pm (AEST) at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
Shield final – USA v Portugal
The United States and Portugal will square off in the Shield final.
The USA dropped to the Shield round following a 19-10 loss to Scotland in the Bowl quarter-final. They beat Spain 26-7 in their Shield semi, to advance to the Shield final.
Portugal was sent to the Shield round after losing 26-14 to France in the Bowl quarter, before defeating Tonga 40-7 in the Shield semi.
The Shield final is at 5:02pm (AEST) at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.