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Kiwis win again

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 12, 2014

NEW Zealand claimed its 12th IRB 7s series title after scooping the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in London 7s this morning.

The All Blacks 7s just needed to qualify for the Cup quarter-finals in the final tournament of the series at Twickenham Stadium to claim the series.

The Gordon Tietjens-coached side played South Africa in the quarters last night.

New Zealand 7s skipper DJ Forbes was elated with the series win but expressed his disappointment on the loss against England in the team's final pool match early yesterday.

"That was our main goal, but disappointing in front of 75,000 here to lose that last match," Forbes told the irb.com yesterday.

"A few things didn't go our way and we let England off the hook but in saying that they played some smart rugby.

"We have drawn the hard side of the draw now so it will be a tough road to win but the bonus is we have done the World Series.

Another bonus would be to win here and top it off."

Meanwhile Spain's failure to make the Cup quarters in London meant they were relegated as a core side for next season's series.

Japan replaces Spain in the 2014/15 series.








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