New Zealand confirmed their position as the number one Sevens side in the world with a 33-15 win over Fiji in the Commonwealth Sevens final in Manchester on Sunday.
The final, played in front of a packed house was a thoroughly entertaining affair wth New Zealand producing a late scoring burst to take the Gold Medal. Fiji played most of the second half with six men after Salasi Fuli was sent off for a late tackle. New Zealand however, without the charismatic Eric Rush, were full value for their victory.
Medal Final – New Zealand 33 Fiji 15:
Bronze medal play-off – South Africa 19 Samoa 12.
Medal semi-finals – New Zealand 31 Samoa 12: Fiji 17 South Africa 7.
Plate Final – England 36 Australia 12.
Plate semi-finals – Wales 5 Australia 7:
England 29 Canada 0.
Bowl Final – Scotland 40 Tonga 19.
Bowl semi-finals – Scotland 26 Cook Islands 7:
Kenya 10 Tonga 41.