Sevens trophy for NZ

New Zealand has beaten England in the Sevens World Sevens final 22-19 in South Africa taking the title in extra-time. New Zealand’s captain Aucklander DJ Forbes, 27, said of the team’s win: “We really dig deep because there are a lot of people that are really focused on us winning and we put a lot of smiles on these supporters’ faces.” Gordon Tietjens, who has been New Zealand’s coach since 1994, and was recently named coach of the year at this year’s national rugby awards, commented: “It was a tremendous result for us. We played England twice here in this tournament and have beaten them twice after they beat us in Dubai. It was magnificent and all credit to the new guys, I couldn’t ask for more than that.”


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France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

New Zealander Susan Alemann and Briton Helen Tait Wright, both in their fifties, are competing in an all-women off-road car rally taking place in the Sahara Desert, Morocco, English-language French news…