Commonwealth Games: England & Wales beaten in women's rugby sevens

Commonwealth Games: England & Wales beaten in women's rugby sevens

The winners of the four pools that has four teams each will directly sail through to the semi-finals with second placed teams battle in the fifth to eighth place semi-finals.

After the break, Regan Ware, captain Scott Curry and Andrew Knewstubb scored to bring up 40 points for New Zealand.

New Zealand opened the scoring through Vilimoni Koroi with Etene Nanai-Seturo and Sione Molia adding first-half tries for a 19-0 halftime lead.

The All Black sevens, runners-up at the 2014 Glasgow Games, will play England for a place in the gold medal match after England topped pool B.


Grace Okullu made two conversions but that failed to spur them to the medal bracket after finishing third in the pool.

New Zealand was just as impressive, beating minnows Kenya 45-0, while other leading teams Canada and England also scored comfortable wins.

Portia Woodman was the standout player for New Zealand, while Niall Williams grabbed herself a splendidly opportunistic try, chasing up to pounce as one of the Kenyans tried to shepherd the ball out over the dead-ball line.

England and Wales both lost to Olympic champions and host nation Australia on the first day of the women's rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games.

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