Two from two on Day One for Sevens teams in Cape Town

GettyImages 1243071802

The All Blacks Sevens won their 11th World Cup match in a row with a resounding 43-5 victory over Scotland. New Zealand led 24-0 at halftime, and despite conceding the first try after the break to Lee Jones of Scotland, continued to power ahead with an additional three tries.


In the opening minute Sam Dickson retrieved a kick in defence and supplied for Amanaki Nicole who fended off his immediate opposite and dashed 40-metres to the line.


Dickson then overhauled an attacking kick and settled after contact in midfield, 15-metres short of the Scottish line. Sione Molia lobbed the ball wide for Ngarohi McGarvey-Black who had an easy finish in the corner.


New Zealand's defence was smothering and Nicole had a second try when he collected a loose pass on the bounce and employed a left-hand fend to get clear.


Akuila Rokolisoa capped the first half scoring with a rush up the middle from halfway.


Dickson was a hive of activity and created a second try for Rokolisoa when he burst free and nonchalantly offloaded to his teammate in the presence of three defenders.


Kurt Baker came off the bench and supplied the last pass in two tries for Caleb Tangitau and Lewis Ormond. Rokolisoa kicked three conversions, Baker one.



Scotland earned the right to play New Zealand after defeating Jamaica.


The All Blacks Sevens will play Argentina in the quarterfinals at 5:35am NZT on Sunday morning.


In the Black Ferns Sevens match against Colombia. Their opposition were abrasive initially but didn’t actually venture into New Zealand's territory, with the Black Ferns Sevens winning 47-5. 


Niall Williams created the first try when she delivered a chest pass in congestion to Portia Woodman who added to her all-time World Cup leading tally of 19.


Risaleeana Pouri-Lane scored the next two tries. Her first was a solo effort, nifty footwork in midfield opening a hole. Woodman then pinched a turnover and quick passing saw Pouri-Lane finish on the wing.


Kelly Brazier scored at the end of each half with good support play while Michaela Blyde went 70-metres unopposed after Colombia stunned the Black Ferns Sevens with a try of their own to start the second half.


The ball was split near halfway and kicked ahead by the South Americans with Laura Mejia leading the three chasers.


Shiray Kaka scored a try off the pine for the Black Ferns Sevens and Jorja Miller made her debut.


They will play Ireland in the quarterfinals at 6:05am NZT on Sunday morning. 


A Blue, red and white was printed on both jerseys to represent the connection between New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. It’s the first time colour has been included on the black jersey.


Follow all the action from Cape Town on NZ Sevens social channels. 



View all