Almost Sevens Heaven
A “ferocious all-around display” saw NZ win the first leg of the International Rugby Board World Sevens Series in Dubai. NZ defeated Samoa 36-0 to take their fourth straight victory in the event. The same form didn’t quite show at round two in South Africa, where the Kiwis were beaten 24-14 by Fiji. Chile is to host the third leg of the series over January.