New Zealand sweep Commonwealth sevens gold

The Springbok Women Sevens at the traditional jersey hand-over in Hong Kong

The World Cup holders in the shortened version of the game had not been favoured in either final after some inconsistent performances on the world sevens circuits.

The Blitzboks have yet to be tested at the Commonwealth Games after thrashing Papua New Guinea 52-0 in their second group match on Australia's Gold Coast on Saturday. An 80 metre try from Kelly Brazier secured the win and the first ever women's sevens gold medal.

Portia Woodman opened the scoring in typical fashion, the World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2017 racing down the touchline to score her sixth try of the Games but the Black Ferns Sevens were then reduced to five players with first captain Sarah Goss yellow-carded and then Michaela Blyde for a high tackle on Julia Greenshields as she scored the try.

Brazier's dash had earlier silenced a boisterous local crowd at Robina Stadium, so they switched their support to Fiji for the men's decider.

The ball landed in the arms of veteran Kurt Baker, who booted the ball out of play to wrap up New Zealand's gold medal.

Scotland and Wales men lost their final pool matches, to South Africa and Fiji, and face each other in one of the games to decide 5th to 8th place on Sunday.

Paula Dranisinukula looked certain to score for Fiji but a great covering tackle from Kiwi skipper Scott Curry saved the try early in the second half.

In front of a packed stadium, Kelly Brazier broke two exhausted tackles and ran 75-metres to score the golden point victor.

The men's Final followed and similarly New Zealand dominated the opening spell, going into the break 14-0.

New Zealand are double Commonwealth Games Sevens champions after the men's team beat Fiji 14-nil in the gold medal match, following the women's sevens triumph over Australia in their final.

"We tapped it to play on and there was a gap in front of me and I went".

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