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NZ crush Canada in Glasgow 7s final

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Monday, May 05, 2014

NEW Zealand have run rampant against Canada 54-8 in the final of the Glasgow sevens tournament to virtually secure their 12th world series title.

Scott Curry and Ben Lam bagged doubles as the All Blacks Sevens scored eight tries to one against the outmatched Canadians, contesting their first final.

The outcome propels New Zealand 19 points clear of nearest rivals South Africa on the series standings after the Blitzbokke were stunned in the quarter-finals by hosts Scotland, who qualified for their first semi-final for five years.

New Zealand need only advance through pool play in the ninth and final round at London next week to secure their fourth successive series crown and their 12th in 15 editions.

They were unbeaten in pool play, including a win over South Africa, before accounting for Australia 19-7 in the quarter-finals on Sunday followed by a tense 19-14 defeat of Fiji.

Canada, who beat Scotland 10-7 in a battle of two teams seeking their first ticket to a final, had no answer to the power and speed of New Zealand.

Their lone try to Harry Jones cancelled out Lam's early score before Curry crossed twice in quick succession and Bryce Heem extended the lead to 28-7 just before halftime.

Four more second-half tries went to Lam, Akira Ioane, Adam Whitelock and Gillies Kaka, who also kicked 12 points.








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