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The Kiwis crossed twice before McConnochie got his second score of the game and in a match which ebbed and flowed before a Scott Curry try eventually secured the win for the hosts.

Samoan sevens player Jacob Ale has been suspended for one match after he was cited for a risky charge in their playoff match for 5th place against Kenya at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens tournament in Hamilton this evening.

Fiji has knocked New Zealand out of the Hamilton sevens.

Speedster Eroni Sau is on fifth place with 151 points.

Both sides scored two tries in the second half, but it was Samoa who waked away with a 22-17 victory.

Four tournaments, four different winners - this year's Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain.

The Blitzboks were in commanding form throughout the tournament, as they had been in Sydney a week earlier.


FIJIAN rugby trademark off-loads hit global limelight again yesterday when Fiji Airways Fiji 7s reps, Kalione Nasoko and Alosio Naduva combined twice to score the winning tries for Fiji in the Cup final of the Hamilton 7s in New Zealand last night.

In the game to decide who finished top, England were undone by world champions South Africa in a 7-28 defeat, with Dan Norton going over for England's only score in the final play of the game.

New Zealand Sevens Tournament general manager Steve Dunbar said hosting a world series in New Zealand could not be taken for granted.

Alosio Sovita Naduva scored three tries as rallied from 17-5 down at halftime to beat 24-17 Sunday in the final of the leg of the Rugby Sevens World Series.

"It's been a tough two weeks for us as a programme losing out in the quarter-final stages - we aspire to be better than that", said the head coach.

New Zealand lost the bronze final in the final moments of the match against Australia, a penalty kick was the defining moment in the match, for New Zealand to have to settle for fourth place, losing by just one point.

"We had to believe in that and we got momentum in the tackle and in the contact areas".

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