Samoa defeat New Zealand to win Dubai Sevens

(IRB.COM) Saturday 1 December 2012
 
 Samoa defeat New Zealand to win Dubai Sevens
Samoa beat New Zealand in the Cup final in Dubai

A try after just ten seconds by Paul Perez inspired Samoa to a stunning 26 -15 victory over New Zealand in Cup final of the 2012 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.

Samoa reached the final after beating last year's runners-up France 12-5 in the first Cup semi final thanks to tries from Reupena Levasa and Robert Lilomaiava.

While the All Blacks Sevens overcame Kenya 27-7 in the second semi-final, Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson both crossing twice.

Kenya finished third after beating France 15-12 in the third place-play off thanks to Collins Injera's sixth try of the tournament.

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There were upsets aplenty earlier on day two including France pulling off a surprise defeating Fiji 8-5 in the Cup quarter finals, thanks to a late long range penalty goal from Paul Albaladejo.

Wales end Dubai with Plate

Wales beat Canada 21-14 to win the Plate at the Dubai Sevens. James Davies scored twice in the victory on the same ground they won the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2009.

In their Plate semi final Rhys Jones scored 17 points through a hat trick of tries and a conversion, as the Red Dragons beat the champions from the Gold Coast, Fiji, 27-5.

In the other semi final Canada picked themselves up after their 19-7 Cup semi final loss to Kenya and inspired by two tries from Nathan Hirayama, they defeated Portugal 28-12.

Day one highlights


Los Pumas take Bowl

Argentina impressed on day two, going unbeaten to lift the Bowl title and defeating England, Scotland and South Africa in the process.

Matias Moroni scored twice the final to give them a 14-0 lead, but were made to work hard by Paul Treu's side who had chances to win the match, eventually losing 14-10.

South Africa reached the Bowl final by beating USA 22-14 thanks to two tries from Cornal Hendricks before Argentina beat 2010 and 2011 Dubai champions England 24-14 to book their place.

England's consolation in Shield

England's Marcus Watson scored two tries to end England's disappointing Dubai campaign by beating Spain 26-5 in the Shield final.

Having lost to the same side in the Bowl final in Australia, this was some consolation for Ben Ryan's side who gain three Series points.

In the Shield semi final Spain defeated Russia in an entertaining affair 26-24, thanks to a late try to Jaike Carter.

The second semi final saw heavyweights England face Australia and spearheaded by a hat-trick by speedster Dan Norton the defending champions gave their fans something to cheer about with 40-12 victory.

Dubai Sevens

Round 2
5-6 December 2014
Venue: 7he Sevens
City: Dubai
Capacity: 50,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
KEN37
POR35
FRA33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
WAL39
SCO37
AUS35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
ENG37
CAN35
USA33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
ARG37
SAM35
RUS33
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Photos
  • Axel Muller
  • Dubai Dream Team
  • Emosi Mulevoro of Fiji celebrates