- All the action from Day Two of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai
- Samoa defeat New Zealand in the Cup final, Kenya finish third
- Wales win the Plate, Argentina win the Bowl and England win the Shield
- Join in the conversation on @IRBSevens and #Dubai7s
- Follow the inaugural women's tournament >>
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So that wraps it up in Dubai! Now we move on to South Africa for Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth on December 8th and 9th. See you then!
Tausa Faamaoni Lalomilo, coach of Samoa, on winning the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens: "It’s amazing and I’m very happy today. I took off my hat yesterday to the boys and I hope we keep this for next week."
"We give this win to our people back home and also for the young fellows we brought in in preparation for the Olympics in Brazil in 2016."
Afa Aiono, Samoa captain, on winning the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens: "We are really proud of what the boys did today. They did a really good job and achieved what we were aiming for and won their first ever cup in Dubai."
"It was touch and go. New Zealand are a pretty good team but our boys stepped up and played their hearts out."
New Zealand lead the standings in the HSBC Sevens World Series on 38 points with Fiji, Kenya and Samoa tied in second place on 32 points. France are fifth on 27 points with South Africa sixth on 24 points.
To see the full standings click here.
RT @VailimaBeer: Well done to the boys in blue for winning #Dubai7s . #GOTHEMANU !— Manu Samoa (@Manu Samoa) 01/12/2012 17:21
Sitting during a baptism and updatin on the Samoa sevens game Hahahaha!! Way to go Manu Samoa!! Ur new #Dubai7s champ!! Whaaaaattt?!?!?— Sose Matuauto (@Sose Matuauto) 01/12/2012 17:08
Samoa are presented with the HSBC Sevens World Series trophy as confetti and fireworks rains down from the Dubai night sky. Amazing scenes at The 7evens. Samoa are in seventh heaven.
Samoa started strongly, scoring two tries in the first four minutes, and although New Zealand came back in the second half they couldn't make up the gap.
Samoa 26-15 New Zealand Full-time at the 2012 #Dubai7s #CupFinal Of course #PSY's #GangnamStyle going out over the Dubai speaker. Hop! Hop!— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 17:03
RT @RugbyAUS: It only gets better for #NewZealand ! They also just lost to #Samoa in the #Dubai7s 26-15 #endofTheWorld— MR rugby (@MR rugby) 01/12/2012 17:03
Tomasi Cama fumbles and Rast Rasivhenge calls a knock-on! Samoa has won the #Dubai7s #CupFinal!— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 17:01
#Dubai7s - The match is over and SAMOA are the #EMIRATES AIRLINES DUBAI 7s CHAMPIONS - the 2nd round trophy is retained in the Pacific— Ethnic Media 360 (@Ethnic Media 360 ) 01/12/2012 17:01
RT @KenyaRugby247: Samoa upsets New Zealand to win the 2012 #Dubai7s . Samoa 26-15 NZ. FT.— victor odanga (@victor odanga) 01/12/2012 17:02
A knock on against Samoa but New Zealand are out of time. Tomasi Cama knocks on and Samoa have won the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens defeating New Zealand 26-15 in the Final.
A penalty against DJ Forbes and Samoa have the ball with less than a minute to go.
New Zealand losing two major rugby games in a day. #Dubai7s #broken— Lamond Bouwer (@Lamond Bouwer) 01/12/2012 16:57
A bank of lights has gone out here in Dubai but play goes on. And Tulolo Tulolo kicks ahead and beats Tomasi Cama in a race to the ball. Patrick Faapale converts again and Samoa lead 26-15 with just two minutes left.
It's Kurt Baker's sixth try of the tournament and he is now equal top tryscorer with Collins Injera of Kenya and Dan Norton of England.
After sustained pressure Kurt Baker scores and New Zealand now trail 19-15.
Kurt Baker scores for New Zealand but the try is disallowed. Samoa still lead 19-10 - 8 minutes to go!
But then as the siren sounds New Zealand captain D J Forbes inspires his team with an extraordinary run down the right touchline to score. Samoa lead 19-10 at half time but it's anyone's game.
But Lio Lolo breaks away on a superb run down the right hand touchline and he scores! Samoa lead 17-5. And Patrick Faapale converts from the touchline again. 19-5 to Samoa.
Ben Lam hits back for the All Blacks Sevens and New Zealand trail 12-5. Tomasi Cama misses the conversion and with ninety seconds left in the first half it's 12-5 to Samoa.
RT @KenyaRugby247: These Samoans are on fire. Two tries in 4 mins. Samoa 12-0 New Zealand. Cup final #Dubai7s— Jesse (@Jesse ) 01/12/2012 16:38
And from the sideline Patrick Faapale lands a superb conversion and Samoa lead New Zealand 12-0 in the final!
Paul Perez sneaks over in the corner despite the attentions of Ben Lam and after four minutes in the final Samoa lead 10-0. Perez's second try.
#Dubai7s - #Perez scores the quickest try in under 10 secs and Samoa 5 NZ 0 we have a lot of time as we have 10 mins each way .— Ethnic Media 360 (@Ethnic Media 360 ) 01/12/2012 16:34
Samoa to kick off and as they have done all tournament they regather and Paul Perez sprints away to score. Samoa lead 5-0 after just seconds in the final.
RT @KenyaRugby247: Final whistle. Kenya 15-12 France. FT. STANDING OVATION #KENYA7s. 17points bagged. #Dubai7s— Denis Brown (@Denis Brown) 01/12/2012 16:27
RT @CarolRadull: FT KENYA 15-12 France Kenya finishes 3rd in #Dubai7s But I was holding my breath yawa!— Ramsy Mjanja Sana (@Ramsy Mjanja Sana) 01/12/2012 16:27
Now we stand by for the big one - Samoa vs the All Blacks Sevens in the final of the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens. The news has come through that the All Blacks have lost to England at Twickenham. Is that a bad sign for the All Blacks Sevens?
France bounce back with a try to the little dynamo Terry Bouhraoua but Collins Injera boots it in to touch and Kenya have beaten France 15-12 to finish third in the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens. A great result for Kenya.
Oscar Ouma scores a third for Kenya and they now lead 15-7. Kenya look set to finish one place better than the Gold Coast.
Great work down the short side and Horace Otieno's goes in for another try to Kenya. They lead France 10-7 at half time in the third place play off.
That's Collins Injera's sixth try and he is now equal top tryscorer in the tournament with Dan Norton from England.
Good pressure from Kenya and they have a scrum five metres out. The ball comes back and Collins Injera sprints down the left touchline to score. France now lead 7-5.
Kenya v Frnace. 3rd place #Dubai7s. This is it! Let's go— Kenya Rugby 24/7 (@Kenya Rugby 24/7) 01/12/2012 16:00
France get on the scoreboard through a try to Julien Candelon and they lead 7-0 after three minutes against Kenya.
A stunning Women's Final won by New Zealand 41-0 and now we stand by for the Third Place Play-Off between Kenya and France.
Rhys Shellard, Wales captain, on the Red Dragons winning the Plate in Dubai: "It was tough to be honest, we know Canada are a good team. They have beaten some good teams this weekend, so we knew it would be tough, but we came through."
We now have a break for the Women's Final.
To follow the action click here
#Dubai7s The animated flag on http://t.co/IeADQHUT this time around goes out to Wales, Plate Champions!— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 15:15
Canada win a scrum, but the pressure on Hirayama is overwhelming and he concedes a holding-on penalty. #Dubai7s— Patrick Johnston (@Patrick Johnston) 01/12/2012 15:12
The siren sounds and Canada knock on. Wales win the Plate defeating Canada 21-14. James Davies is the hero for Wales with two tries.
A penalty to Wales and they have just 30 seconds to hold on and the Plate is theirs.
Amazing try to Canada finished off by Harry Jones and Nathan Hirayama converts. Canada back to 21-14 with ninety seconds left.
Try to James Davies for Wales and the Red Dragons now lead 21-7 with under four minutes remaining.
Kenya V France. 3rd place match. 7:01p EAT (4:01p GMT, 11:01a EST) #Dubai7s— Kenya Rugby 24/7 (@Kenya Rugby 24/7) 01/12/2012 15:02
But after the siren Wales score a superb try to Rhys Jones and they lead Canada 14-7 at half time in the Plate final.
Canada save a try with a great chase back and now launch an attack with less than two minutes in the first half.
"Caught like a prawn in a sandwich" Classic by Nigel Starmer-Smith @IRBSevens #Dubai7s— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 14:58
Outstanding reply from Canada, Ciaran Hearn steps back inside and sprints 50m for a try. Scores knotted #Dubai7s— Patrick Johnston (@Patrick Johnston) 01/12/2012 14:56
It's 7-all in the Plate Final after three minutes between Wales and Canada. Wales off to the perfect start with a try to James Davies to lead 7-0 but then Canada, playing in black, hit back immedaitely with a try to Ciaran Hearn.
Next up Wales face Canada in the Plate final.
RT @IRBSevens: FT:Game 42 #7RSA 10-14 #7ARG http://t.co/kr0eF8Pt #Dubai7s— Nico M. (@Nico M.) 01/12/2012 14:42
Argentina hold on to beat South Africa 14-10. Argentina win the Bowl at the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens. Congratulations Las Pumas!
Good morning! We're 20 minutes away from kickoff in the #Dubai7s Plate Final between #Canada and #Wales! RT #GoCanadaGo http://t.co/DcDGx8Ix— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 01/12/2012 14:36
Tshotsho Mbovane scores wide out for South Africa. But the conversion is missed. South Africa trail 14-10, two minutes left.
ABs then 7s final. Sweet deal #AllBlackeverything #Dubai7s— Chloe Murray (@Chloe Murray) 01/12/2012 14:37
#Dubai7s Match42 Bowl Final: #Blitzbokke 5 - 14 #Argentina— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 14:36
Frankie Horne hits back for South Africa. The conversion is missed and South Africa trail 14-5.
Another try to Matias Moroni and Argentina are totally on top. Valentin Cruz converts brilliantly from wide out and it's 14-0 to the Pumas over South Africa at Half Time.
A mistake from South Africa and Matias Moroni toes the ball through to score. Valentin Cruz converts the try and Argentina lead South Africa 7-0.
Ben Ryan, England coach, on winning the Shield: "It was the Shield, so you can hardly regard it as a final. That is an understatement (that it was a difficult tournament). It has been doom and gloom I have to say but we have blooded some youngsters. Luck will turn for us, as will the tide, and we will start to win. When we do we will use this as even more energy."
kudos to our kenyan sevens team! That was generally a gud fight all in all even with the Nz challenge.#Dubai7s— francnderytuh (@francnderytuh) 01/12/2012 14:24
Percy Montgomery, Rugby World Cup winner with South Africa in 2007, on the Dubai Sevens where he played with an invitation team: "First time in Dubai and it is really fantastic, with the women and men's Sevens going on at the same time. Great atmosphere. Sevens is very important for any Rugby player, who is looking to nurture his skills and going forward for an illustrious career."
RT @IRBSevens: England win the Shield by beating Spain 26-5 @ferugby @Official_RFU #Dubai7s— Duncan Ballantyne (@Duncan Ballantyne) 01/12/2012 14:19
Next up it's Argentina vs South Africa in the Bowl final.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot sounds out around The 7evens. The Shield is not the trophy England were after but following a slow start they came good to beat Australia and Spain in their last two games and at least take home some silverware.
Tom Powell goes over outwide and England have this one wrapped up. Less than a minute to go and they lead 19-5. The conversion is missed but England score another try after the siren to John Brake. This time the conversion is good and England win the Shield 26-5.
RT @CarolRadull: FT Kenya 7 - 27 New Zealand OUCH! We aren't bad; New Zealand is just too good. #Dubai7s— _steve_ (@_steve_) 01/12/2012 14:06
Mauled by new zealand! But its all good, we're still proud! #Dubai7s— the COOL CEO® (@the COOL CEO®) 01/12/2012 14:04
Marcus Watson uses Dan Norton as a decoy and scythes through the Spanish defence for another try. His second of the game and fifth of the tournament. One more to match Norton who is the tournament's leading tryscorer. England lead Spain 14-5 at half time.
@terrybouhraoua @FranceRugby7s Superbe tournoi les gars ! Allez les gars tout pour la 3ème place !! #Dubai7s #allsevens #allbleus #CJL— Bruno Germain (@Bruno Germain) 01/12/2012 14:03
This kid- Watson! he got a bright career coming. #Dubai7s— Moments Da-BULL's (@Moments Da-BULL's) 01/12/2012 14:03
#Dubai7s Rompe la línea Watson y ensaya con cabalgada. ING 7-5 ESP— RINCON DEPORTE (@RINCON DEPORTE) 01/12/2012 14:01
Fantastic try from Marcus Watson, his fourth of the tournament, who slices through the middle of the Spanish defence and races 75 metres to score. The conversion is good. England lead 7-5.
But now Spain do get over through Pedro Martin and they lead 5-0 over England after three minutes of the Shield Final.
Now it's England vs Spain in the Shield Final. Spain look certain to score but an amazing covering tackle from James Lightfoot-Brown keeps Spain out.
"Gangnam Style" at the Rugby 7's too. There's just no escaping it #dubai7s #wpcclive— Charlie Shane (@Charlie Shane) 01/12/2012 13:54
Great game Kenya, Newzealand is a tough team to Beat, but you tried best believe. #KenyavsNewzealand 7-27 #rugby #dubai7s #Mashujaa— Dαnny (@Dαnny ) 01/12/2012 13:54
After the siren Collins Injera races away to score a consolation try, his fifth of the Tournament, but New Zealand run out winners 27-7. So our Cup final is decided - Samoa will play New Zealand for the crown at the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Scott Curry gets his second after a pass from D J Forbes and it's 27-0. This is disappointing for Kenya who would have been hopeful before the match.
Scott Curry goes over and the All Blacks Sevens are cruising now. 20-0 they lead over Kenya. Tomasi Cama lands the penalty and it's 22-0, four minutes to go.
#Dubai7s #TeamKenya silly dropball mistakes, argh!— King'ori Muthui (@King'ori Muthui) 01/12/2012 13:37
Then from the kick off Tim Mikkelson steals the ball and scores himself. New Zealand lead 10-0. Then on the half time siren Mikkelson scores his second try. New Zealand lead 15-0 at Half Time and Mikkelson is making a bid for player of the Tournament.
Kenya go close but a great tackle by Tim Mikkelson saves the try. Moments later Mikkelson puts Tomasi Cama away at the other end and New Zealand now lead 5-0.
It's a Great time for Kenya vs New Zealand in Semis of @irbsevens #Dubai7s— Dennis Ethan 45 (@Dennis Ethan 45) 01/12/2012 13:29
Now it's the All Blacks Sevens vs Kenya in the second Cup semi-final.
Terry Bouhraoua goes for a desperate long pass as the siren sounds but Robert Lilomaiava intercepts and sprints away for Samoa to score the winning try. The conversion is missed. But Samoa have won 12-5 and go through to the Cup final against the winner of Kenya and New Zealand.
Now Samoa go over through Reupena Levasa and this time the ball is grounded. The conversion is good. Samoa lead 7-5. 43 seconds left! France on the attack.
Lio Lolo goes over for Samoa but the ball is ruled to be lost forward. No try to Samoa! France lead 5-0, four minutes to go.
France still lead at half time 5-0 as they control the pace of this first Cup semi final. Samoa will need to come up with something in the second half or France will play in their second successive Dubai Sevens final.
#Dubai7s Terry Bouhraoua scores just as the stadium band finished the final strands of "La Marseillaise"— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 01/12/2012 13:09
The little dynamo of France Terry Bouhraoua ducks over for a try outwide and France lead Samoa 5-0 in the Cup semi-finals after 2 minutes.
Tweets from all over the world show that Rugby Sevens is a true global game. And we're just minutes away from the first Cup semi-final - France vs Samoa. Stand by!
In time to catch some of the action at #Dubai7s - almost a perfect day. Almost!— Shark Naidoo (@Shark Naidoo) 01/12/2012 13:02
It's a magnificent evening here in Dubai at the Rugby Sevens. If you've never been then put it on your 'to do' list. The weather is 24 degrees and dry. A perfect night for an amazing display of world class Rugby Sevens. 50,000 people packed into to watch the final games of the 2012 Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens, round 2 of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Et dans 5 minutes, France vs Samoa en 1/2 du #Dubai7s ! #rugby— Hugo Madebene (@Hugo Madebene) 01/12/2012 13:02
Would love to be in Dubai right now, one of the places I've always wanted to go to #Dubai7s— jack mclean⚡ (@jack mclean⚡) 01/12/2012 11:19
Brett Gosper, IRB CEO, on the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens: "It is the first Sevens tournament I have been to since I started. I heard this was a great tournament - it gives you a good overview of what the good Sevens tournaments are. I have been hugely impressed by the atmosphere, the organization, the number of people. You cannot not be impressed."
We're taking a break now in the Men's Tournament. Our next match is at 5.07pm Dubai time when France play Samoa in the first of the Cup semi-finals.
The full line up for the Cup semi-finals is:
5.07pm (Dubai time): France vs Samoa
5.29pm (Dubai time): Kenya vs New Zealand
Until then why not switch over to follow the action from the Women's Tournament.
The Shield, Bowl and Plate finals are now confirmed:
5.54pm: (Dubai time) Shield Final - Spain vs England
6.24pm: (Dubai time) Bowl Final - South Africa vs Argentina
6.54pm: (Dubai time) Plate Final - Wales vs Canada
After the heroics of Day One, where they beat both England and South Africa in heart-stoppers, Portugal ran out of gas on Day Two, losing to New Zealand 28-7 and then Canada 28-12. Canada now go through to the Plate Final where they will play Wales while Portugal can look forward to the next Tournament in Port Elizabeth.
Sean Duke forces his way over for a well worked Canada try. Nathan Hirayama converts again and the Canucks are on the way to the Plate Final where they will meet Wales. Canada 28 Portugal 12.
Nathan Hirayama goes over for Canada to give them some breathing space at the start of the second half. It's Hirayama's second try of the match and he's now the tournament's leading point scorer with 45 points. Canada lead 21-12.
Portugal hit back through a converted try to Frederico Oliveira and they trail 14-7. And then on the siren Duarte Moreira bursts through for Portugal and it's 14-12 to Canada at the break.
#Dubai7s - #Hearn gets Canada's 2nd and now its a 12 point lead to Canada - Conversion is good - Canada 14 Portugal 0— Ethnic Media 360 (@Ethnic Media 360 ) 01/12/2012 10:16
And an error to Portugal sees Ciaran Hearn toe the ball through and Canada score again. Nathan Hirayama lands another conversion and Canada lead 14-0 after just 4 minutes.
Now it's Canada vs Portugal in the second Plate semi-final and Nathan Hirayama continues his good form at the Tournament scoring the first try and converting it from the touchline. Canada lead Portugal 7-0.
RT @MikeFriday09: Sydney Ashioya ruled out of the rest of the #Dubai7s with hamstring injury. Boys will be supporting Kenya Lionesses in ...— JMzollex Chelsea (@JMzollex Chelsea) 01/12/2012 10:12
A final try to Wales through Will Thomas sees the Red Dragons pull off a stunning 27-5 victory over Fiji. Wales now go through to the Plate Final where they will face the winner of Canada vs Portugal. For Fiji it's a disappointing end to the tournament, losing both matches on Day Two after being undefeated on Day One.
This time Rhys Jones turns provider with a superb long pass to put Alex Webber over in the corner and Wales have clinched this match leading 22-5 with less than a minute remaining.
Hat trick para Rhys Jones y dejar en la primera mitad, el Wales 17 - Fidji 0 #Dubai7s #sevens— Claudio Argüelles (@Claudio Argüelles ) 01/12/2012 10:02
Joji Baleviani Raqamate sprints away to put Fiji on the board but they still have a long way to go with Wales leading 17-5 and under four minutes to go.
Rhys Jones scored all of Wales 17 points in the first half aginst Fiji with three tries and a conversion.
Wales get out of the blocks quickly and hat trick of superb tries to Rhys Jones sees the Red Dragons lead the champions from the Gold Coast 17-0 at Half Time. Half time: Wales 17 Fiji 0
Scotland continue to battle hard but Argentina hold on to win 12-5. They now go on to face South Africa in the Bowl final at 6.24pm. Now it's Wales vs Fiji in the Plate semi-final.
Scotland race away for a well worked try to Darren Gillespie to give them hope. They trail 12-5 to Argentina with two minutes left.
RT @IRBSevens: Commentators hard at work #dubai7s http://t.co/xNLX46Bl— Canadian Rugby HK 7s (@Canadian Rugby HK 7s) 01/12/2012 09:42
RT @GreenwoodRugby: Norton is unbelievably quick... Get him in a premiership team... What balance #England7s— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 01/12/2012 09:41
Scotland have a chance right on half time but Argentina hold on. At half time in the second Bowl semi-final Argentina lead Scotland 12-0.
Australian coach Mic O'Connor on his team's disappointing results in Dubai : "We started okay but we just ran out of steam, just mentally between the ears. I made a coaching error, we were 28-14 up against Canada. I emptied my bench with two minutes to go and we drew 28-28 which cost us a spot in the Cup quarters."
Now it's the second Bowl semi-final - Argentina vs Scotland. The Pumas start with a try to Matias Moroni and now Facundo Panceyra Garrido goes over for Argentina's second. They lead Scotland 12-0, with two minutes left in the first half.
Stephen Dippenaar cuts through for South Africa and the BlitzBokke have edged it against the USA 22-14. South Africa will now face the winner of Scotland and Argentina in the Bowl final.
But as soon as you say that Carlin Isles sprints away to score under the posts for the USA. 15-14 with a minute left!
USA put on the pressure but Tshotsho Mbovane chases through a Frankie Horne kick and falls on the ball to score what should be the winning try. South Africa lead 15-7.
Colin Hawley forces his way over for the USA, his third try of the Tournament. The conversion is good and the USA trail by 10-7. Four minutes left.
Mike Friday, Kenya coach, on his team reaching their second successive Cup semi-final: "You never get used to them, you can never have enough of them. I have to take my hat off to the boys, five minutes we defended in our 22 and four times we held them up on the line. That is testament to their belief and their desire and also their appreciation to believe in the systems that are there and go out and execute one on one."
And now Hendricks strides over for his second. USA attack but South Africa hold them out and at half time it's the BlitzBokke leading the USA 10-0.
Cornal Hendricks goes over for South Africa and they lead 5-0. It's been a quiet Tournament for Hendricks and he'll be pleased to get that try.
Now it's the BlitzBokke vs USA in the Shield semi-final.
“@Official_RFU: Winners of #England7s v Australia up next will meet Spain in #Dubai7s Shield final” Shield? Gawd.— D*e*v (@D*e*v) 01/12/2012 08:58
The Shield final at 5.54pm (Dubai time) will see England take on Spain. Can Dan Norton add to his try tally of six?
Nick Malouf goes over for a consolation try for Australia but Marcus Watson quickly replies for England, his second of the match, and England run out winners 40-12. Some consolation for the England fans but a dreadful result for Australia - the first time they have ever finished last in a HSBC Sevens World Series Tournament.
Another try to the flying Dan Norton - a hat trick for the match - and he is now the tournament's leading try scorer with six tries! England lead 33-5.
Pama Fou hits back for Australia, but Marcus Watson benefits from some good offloading to give England a 21-5 lead at half time.
Norton's second try of the match as he bursts through the Aussie defence.
great start by England men! real teat of character this game! #dubai7s— Rachael Burford (@Rachael Burford) 01/12/2012 08:44
Dan Norton is given time and space, which means only one thing, he races away to give England the lead. 7-0 against Australia.
And so it proves. Spain run the ball into touch to give themself a Shield final against either Australia or England. They beat England in the Bowl final at the Gold Coast Sevens...
Jaike Carter this time for Spain, could that be the winning try....26-24
Vladislav Lazarenko gives Russia the lead. Another change of lead in this match. 24-21
Martin grabs his second of the match and Spain lead 21-19.
Ignacio Martin scores a wonderful try immediately in the second half. This match is enthralling, but which way will it go...?
Pedro Martin hits back for Spain to make it 12-7 but Russia score their third try of the first half through Nikolay Goroshilov to lead 19-7 at the break.
Russia, men and women proving a big suprise here in Dubai #dubai7s— Akuma_Rugby (@Akuma_Rugby) 01/12/2012 08:27
Next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens hosts Russia take a 12-0 lead against Spain thanks to a try in the corner from Dmitriy Perov.
Denis Simplikevich scores his fifth try for Russia, making him the joint top try scorer this weekend with New Zelaand's Kurt Baker. Russia lead Spain 7-0 in the first Shield semi final
And another try to England for Jeff Williams and the All Whites are running away with this 26-5. The England fans are wondering where this form was earlier in the Tournament.
Next up it's the first semi-final of the Shield - Spain vs Russia.
New Zealand go in for a late try to Sherwin Stowers and they have wrapped this Cup quarter final up 28-7 over Portugal. New Zealand will now face Kenya in the second Cup semi-final, a repeat of the semi-final on the Gold Coast. While Portugal will face Canada in the Plate semi-final.
The Cup semi-finals are now confirmed:
5.07pm (Dubai time): France vs Samoa
5.29pm (Dubai time): Kenya vs New Zealand
The Plate semi-finals are:
1.50pm (Dubai time): Fiji vs Wales
2.12pm (Dubai time): Canada vs Portugal
Another try to New Zealand to Tomasi Cama, his second of the match and fourth of the Tournament, and New Zealand now lead Portugal 21-7.
Kurt Baker from New Zealand is now the Tournament's leading tryscorer with five tries.
But the All Blacks Sevens hit back with tries to Tomasi Cama and Kurt Baker. They lead Portugal 14-7 at half time.
And Portugal start with a try to Diogo Miranda. The conversion is good and Portugal lead the All Blacks Sevens 7-0!
RT @doo_gie: He steals like a Kenyan MP and tries like a Kenyan sufferer....COLLINS INJEEEEEEEEEEERA. #Dubai7s— Ken Rombe (@Ken Rombe) 01/12/2012 07:55
Kenya will now play the winner of New Zealand and Portugal in the Cup semi-finals while Canada will play the loser of that match in the Plate semi-finals. Now it's giant killers Portugal vs New Zealand.
Wily Ambaka scores for Kenya and Kenya win 19-7! A great result for Mike Friday's men who reach their second consecutive Cup semi-final. Full Time: Kenya 19 Canada 7.
It's Injera's fourth try of Tournament and he's now equal top tryscorer. Canada need a try with less than ninety seconds left.
Collins Injera turns it around with the play of the day. Canada look set to score but Injera blocks the kick through. He regathers and then sprints 75 metres up field to score his fourth try of the Tournament! Conversion is good and Kenya lead 14-7.
Kenya start the second half brilliantly. They turn the ball over in the Canada 22 and Oscar Ouma forces his way over. Canada 7 Kenya 7 with five minutes to go.
#dubai7s main cup quater finals HT #kenya7s 0-7 canada. We've got to win!— Robert Taller (@Robert Taller) 01/12/2012 07:43
RT @KballSports: #Kenya7s team vs Canada: Ouma, Adema, Amonde, Wamae, Ashioya, Injera, Ambaka #Dubai7s— Mr. Zero's (@Mr. Zero's) 01/12/2012 07:29
More maginificent defence from Kenya and Canada still can't score although they have been camped in Kenya's 22 for the whole first half. But finally the Kenyan line is breached and Sean Duke scores outwide. The conversion is good for Nathan Hirayama and Canada lead 7-0 at half time.
Great defence from Kenya somehow keeps Canada out! Still Canada 0 Kenya 0.
A try to Patrick Faapale for Samoa and Samoa clinch a hard fought 19-7 victory over Wales. Samoa will now face France in the Cup semi-finals while Wales will face Fiji in the Plate semi-finals. Now it's Canada vs Kenya in the 3rd Cup quarter final.
Jean Baptiste Gobelet, tryscorer for France in the victory over Fiji in the Cup quarter finals: "When we arrive in Dubai we feel like Fiji, like New Zealand, we feel unbeatable. I don't know why, but it is like that, Dubai is special for us. It is our objective [to win]. We want to come back and win this year, to show in France, Sevens is not a minority and that we are proud to play for France."
Énorme exploit des #Bleus a #Dubai7s! La France bat Fidji 8-5 en quart de finale !— Ian Borthwick (@Ian Borthwick) 01/12/2012 07:13
Will Thomas steps his way through beautifully and Wales hit back. Samoa now lead 14-7 with 5 minutes left.
#Dubai7s - Samoa vs Wales - Samoa in white Jerseys and Blue Shorts in the 2nd of the Cup Quarters.— Ethnic Media 360 (@Ethnic Media 360 ) 01/12/2012 07:13
Wales keep it tight for the first three minutes but then Paul Perez races away for Samoa. It's Perez's 4th try of the Tournament and he is now equal top tryscorer. Moments later Alatasi Tupou goes in and Samoa lead 14-0 at Half Time.
#Nw #Dubai7s great cup qf matches! And Fiji r knocked out by france! #— Khalid Kaldera (@Khalid Kaldera) 01/12/2012 07:12
Fiji were lethargic but France played a superb tactical match, keeping the ball for long periods and just not giving Fiji a chance. France's line outs and break down work were superb and Fiji had no answer. Vive la France! Now it's Samoa vs Wales in the second Cup quarter final.
A long range shot at penalty goal to Paul Albaladejo and France win 8-5. An amazing drop kick from thirty metres out and France have knocked Fiji out of the Cup. Will the shocks ever stop here in Dubai? Full time: France 8 Fiji 5
France v Fiji half time @FranceRugby7s @fijirugby #dubai7s http://t.co/P9FgPAcS— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 01/12/2012 07:02
Fiji finally get their chance and they hit back with a try to Peni Vaciloa. It's 5-5 between France and Fiji with three and a half minutes left.
Nos os lo perdáis! #Dubai7s Femenino RSA-ESP (11.58 h. española). Antes #Dubai7s Masculino ESP-RUS (9.20 h. española) Vamos España!— España Rugby (@España Rugby) 01/12/2012 06:59
France hold the ball for virtually the entire first half against Fiji and they get their reward right on half time with a try to Jean Baptiste Gobelet. At half time France lead Fiji 5-0. Are we ready for another upset?
Dear Ref that French dude just tackled you...give him a #yellowcard #rofl #Dubai7s— Noskee Kacavou (@Noskee Kacavou) 01/12/2012 06:57
5-6 December 2014
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