20 Jun, 09:22
Ireland Women's Sevens head coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12-woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow (June 29-30).
A relieved New Zealand emerged with the spoils in Dunedin on Saturday as a late Keven Mealamu try earned them a 31-27 defeat of Tri-Nations champions South Africa.
TRI-NATIONS: Saturday, August 27
New Zealand 31 South Africa 27, Dunedin
Scorers: New Zealand: Tries: Joe Rokocoko 2, Leon MacDonald, Keven Mealamu; Cons: MacDonald 3, Luke McAlister; Pen: MacDonald
South Africa: Tries: Bryan Habana, Ricky Januarie, Jaque Fourie; Cons: Percy Montgomery 3; Pens: Montgomery 2
NEW ZEALAND: Mils Muliaina; Rico Gear, Tana Umaga (Capt), Aaron Mauger, Joe Rokocoko; Leon MacDonald (Luke McAlister (69)), Piri Weepu; Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Carl Hayman (Greg Somerville 68), Chris Jack (James Ryan 68), Ali Williams, Jerry Collins, Richie McCaw, Rodney So'oialo.
SOUTH AFRICA: Percy Montgomery; Jean De Villiers, Jaque Fourie, De Wet Barry, Bryan Habana; Andre Pretorius (Jaco van der Westhuyzen 37), Ricky Januarie; Os du Randt, John Smit (capt), CJ van der Linde, Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Joe van Niekerk.
Referee: Joel Jutge (France)