first_imgMonday Jul 23, 2018 New Zealand claim Rugby World Cup 7s title to secure double triumph New Zealand’s Sevens team have become the first team to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens title for the third time after they beat England 33-12 in the final in San Francisco on Sunday. This adds to the success of the Women’s team, who were also victorious. Tournament favourites South Africa and Fiji both exited at the semi final stage, knocked out by England and New Zealand respectively. They went on to play for third place, with the Blitzbokke taking that honour by beating Fiji 24-19.New Zealand’s win sees the country picking up an unprecedented double-double, as both All Blacks Sevens and the Black Ferns won for the second RWC tournament in succession.“The double is huge, both the men and women train in the same place and they put pressure on us by winning their final,” said Tim Mikkelson, co-captin.“We knew coming in it was going to be tough. We nearly got knocked out by France but raised it against Fiji. Credit to the coaching staff, the coach brought the boys together. We didn’t get the results but we kept on working.”Scott Curry, named AIG Player of the Final, was delighted with his team’s performance. “It’s amazing, very hard to put into words. I’m so proud of the boys’ efforts over the weekend – we had four really tough games. Credit to England, who played really well.”Head of England Sevens, Simon Amor, was naturally disappointed, but proud.“It’s obviously disappointing to have missed out on that top spot but we made a few too many errors and turned the ball over too many times against a very good New Zealand team.“I’m delighted with the way that the guys performed right the way through the tournament – they came through some really close games and played some outstanding rugby.“This marks the end of a very long year but I’m really pleased with the way that we’ve grown as a programme and how the players have grown as well.”New Zealand were previously RWC Sevens champions in 2001 and 2013 while England were looking for their first title since winning the first edition of the competition at Murrayfield in 1993.New Zealand celebrated with a traditional post victory HakaCatch up on the Quarter Finals from Day Twocredit: worldrugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more