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NZ reach Glasgow sevens quarters

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Update: 6:23AM New Zealand strode unbeaten through the first day of the sevens rugby tournament in Glasgow to move closer to securing the world series title.

The All Blacks sevens lodged wins over Samoa (26-7), Portugal (38-0) and the only team who could yet beat them to the title, South Africa (19-5).

After two comfortable wins, they were threatened by the South Africans, who crossed early in the second half to level the scores 5-5 after Adam Whitelock had given New Zealand an early lead.

Tries to Akira Ioane and Ben Lam pushed New Zealand clear to set up a quarter-final against Australia.

South Africa advance as the second-placed pool qualifiers and will meet Scotland on Sunday while the other quarter-finals pit Fiji against England and Canada against Kenya.

New Zealand held a seven-point lead over South Africa coming into the penultimate round of the nine-leg series.

A tournament win would put the Kiwi side in a powerful position heading into the series finale in London next week.

Their list of tryscorers from day one underlined their depth.

Every member of the 12-strong squad bagged at least one try with the exception of captain DJ Forbes, who is playing in his 68th tournament, a New Zealand record.








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