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Kiwis to improve defence

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AUCKLAND - Defending champions New Zealand are targeting further improvement in their defence as their season-long duel with Australia in the women's rugby sevens world series reaches its climax in the Netherlands.

New Zealand are just two points clear of their neighbours heading into the fifth and final round, which begins in Amsterdam today.

New Zealand edged ahead on the table thanks to victory at the last stop in China and skipper Huriana Manuel pointed to defence as a factor in their success in Guangzhou.

"We identified that if our defence is strong in the middle and out wide, it will be pretty hard to score against us," she said.

"We want to continue that from China and take that as our main goal in Amsterdam."

Day one is pool play, when New Zealand's opponents will be the United States, Ireland and Spain.








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