Double celebrations for NZ at the Singapore 7s after winning both Men's and Women's titles

Double celebrations for NZ at the Singapore 7s after winning both Men's and Women's titles

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 05/05/2024
Photo: World Rugby

It is a double celebration for both the NZ 7s Men's and Women's sides after winning both the titles at the HSBC Singapore 7s tonight.

The NZ Men survived a scare from Ireland and secured a narrow 17-14 win while NZ Women defeated Australia Women 31-21.

In the Men's final, NZ held a slight 12-7 lead at halftime after scoring two tries through Leroy Carter and Fehi Fineanganofo in the 1st and 5th minute respectively and one conversion by Andrew Knewstubb.

Ireland scored a converted try at the stroke of halftime through Garry Mullin and a conversion by Harry McNulty to trail 7-12 at the break.

It was a tight contest in the second half but NZ scored one more uncoverted try to Dylan Collier to extend their lead to 17-7 before Ireland scored another converted try at the stroke of fulltime for the final score.

Meanwhile, Fijiana 7s secured a 4th place finish while the Fiji Men's 7s setlled for 9th place in the tournament.

Argentina has been crowned the HSBC Men's SVNS Series winners after securing a 5th place finish at the Singapore 7s defeating South Africa 14-10 tonight.

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