New Zealand Wins Adelaide Sevens


The New Zealand Sevens have won the Adelaide Sevens for the first time and increased their lead on the 2011 IRB World Sevens Series. England, who were eliminated against South Africa in the Semi Final now trail by 13 points with two tournaments to run. The two teams are well ahead of the chasing pack, with Samoa on 100 points, South Africa on 92 and Fiji on 90.

It is New Zealand’s fourth tournament win of the season, with victories in South Africa, Wellington and Kong Kong. Star of the final, Tomasi Cama, made some outrageous plays as well as scoring 18 points to take the tournament away from South Africa. His tally also took him past Amasio Raoma to become New Zealand’s all time leading points scorer. Cama is now fifth on the all time sevens point scorers list, with 1172.

The next tournament, the London Sevens, is on the 21st and 22nd of May and the Edinburgh on the 28th and 29th of May.
On their way to the Adelaide Sevens cup, New Zealand defeated Argentina in the quarter final, Samoa in the semi final and South Africa in the Final. South Africa defeated Fiji in the quarter final and England in the semi final.

Wales won the Adelaide Plate, beating Argentina in the final. The United States took out the Bowl by edging out Kenya. Japan thrashed Tonga in the Shield final. In their home tournament Australia were eliminated by Argentina in the plate semi.


 

Adelaide Sevens Final: New Zealand 28 v South Africa 20

New Zealand:

Tries: Tomasi Cama (2), Lote Raikabula, Frank Halai
Conversions: Tomasi Cama (4)

South Africa:

Tries: Chris Dry, Branco de Preez, Cecil Afrika, Paul Delport

Adelaide Sevens Semifinal 1:

New Zealand 33 v Samoa 17

New Zealand:

Tries: Frank Halai (3), Tim Mikkelson, Lote Raikabula
Conversions: Tomasi Cama (4)

Samoa:

Tries: Ofisa Treviranus, Tom Iosefo, Afa Aiono
Conversion: Lolo Lui

Adelaide Sevens Semifinal 2:

South Africa 19 v England 0

South Africa:

Tries: Sibusiso Sithole, Branco du Preez, Tshotsho Mbovane
Conversions: Cecil Afrika (2)

Adelaide Sevens Plate Final:

Argentina 7 v Wales 14

Argentina:

Try: Diego Palma
Conversion: Francisco Cuneo

Wales:

Tries: Alex Cuthbert, Jevon Groves
Conversions: Rhys Jones (2)

Adelaide Sevens Bowl Final:

Kenya 10 v United States 17

Kenya:

Tries: Biko Adema, Collins Injera

United States:

Tries: Colin Hawley (2), Shalom Suniula
Conversion: Shalom Suniula

Adelaide Sevens Shield Final

Tonga 5 v Japan 22

Tonga:

Try: Macquire Tatola

Japan:

Tries: Pohiva Lotoahea, Lepuha Latuila, Shuetsu Narita, Lote Tuqiri
Conversion: Katsuyuki Sakai

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