- NZ defeat France 47-12 in Cup final to win fourth SA Sevens in a row
- Hosts SA finish third
- Wales win the Plate by beating Fiji in the final
- Australia beat Dubai champions Samoa for Bowl
- Spain win the Shield
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So that is it from the 2012 Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens from Port Elizabeth. Once again congratulations to New Zealand and we look forward to bringing you live coverage from the next HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Wellington, New Zealand on 1 and 2 February 2013. Thanks for joining us!
New Zealand captain DJ Forbes on the team's fourth consecutive SA Sevens win: "It was pretty special. Saying that we don't aim to target this tournament. The boys seemed to turn it on and we probably needed this one after three finals. Definitely pleasing and looking ahead going into our home tournament its good to have one in the bank.
"It is awesome [to get the win]. Been around for a while, but there is no feeling like winning. Winning here at our home away from home so to speak is awesome. We have been consistently performing, but to finally get the win is awesome.
'It was a special win. The score blew up in the final, which sort of loses the hype. Saying that, we had a bit of pressure on us and to do it four times in a row when supporters like this expecting it is awesome and lot of credit goes to the boys for being able to do it under pressure.'
Gordon Tietjens, New Zealand coach, on the victory in the SA Sevens: "It was an awesome birthday present. I have had a lot of luck with the team in the last four years to win on my birthday. I feel for the players, they performed magnificently today. The younger players coming in to do their bit when they had to. Five core experienced players of Cama, Forbes, Mikkelson, Raikanbula, Baker they were just outstanding. And for the younger players to learn and those guys will kick on when the others are not around.
"It was important [to win after losing two finals]. We talked about it, we were beaten by a good Samoa last time, beaten by Fiji in Australia. We had to win this one. We worked really hard, quite clinical today, but thought we played pretty well today. You never underestimate the French either, coming into a final they have a good a chance as any. Probably harder done by in terms of having to play just about an extra game after going into extra time, so it was pretty tough but they are a pretty gutsy sort of outfit. So to win it convincingly in the end was awesome."
Frederic Pomarel, France coach, on his team and the tournament: "It was a very strange tournament and my team is very strange. I think it was a very difficult pool for France, only one victory, but with many points against Australia it was enough. The second day is always another day. I think my player are not very in place with the ball, but without the ball they are big fighters."
@IRBSevens that is a tough group for portugal but I think they can qualify for the cup again #forcaportugal— city maverick (@city maverick) 09/12/2012 18:28
With 37 points #Kenya7s is ranked 6th after #SA7s... We are truly proud of our team #Shujaa— Grey Gachanja (@Grey Gachanja) 09/12/2012 18:20
In case you missed it here is the draw for the New Zealand Sevens that takes place in February next year:
Pool A - New Zealand, United States, England and Spain
Pool B - France, Argentina, Kenya and Tonga
Pool C - South Africa, Wales, Samoa and Canada
Pool D - Portugal, Fiji, Argentina and Scotland
There are some fascinating contests there and should be another fantastic weekend in Wellington.
Let us know your thoughts on New Zealand's victory by tweeting @irbsevens using the hashtag #SA7s. You can also join in the conversation by liking our facebook page at facebook.com/irbsevens.
One of New Zealand's stars from this weekend Kurt Baker is both the tournament's top try scorer and points scorer. Well done Kurt!
All Blacks you beauts!! Ahhh the love for that team is insane!! Deserved champions♥ @AllBlacks #SA7s #AllBlacks— Nicole Nieuwoudt (@Nicole Nieuwoudt) 09/12/2012 18:08
Shot boys! #SA7s Champs. Happy Birthday to the Man! Coach #GordanTeitjens #represent next stop... #Wellington7s http://t.co/WHNCUyN0— Mitch Tamiau (@Mitch Tamiau) 09/12/2012 18:08
The win in South Africa means that New Zealand now top the HSBC World Seven Series standings on 60 points. France move up into second on 46, Fiji is down to third on 44 and host South Africa are in fourth on 41.
The All Blacks are performing their Haka after another HSBC World Sevens Series tournament victory.
Tomasi Cama was named player of the tournament and well deserved. He was an inspiration throughout, but particularly in their victory over South Africa in the semi final.
What a performance from the All Blacks in this final and they thoroughly deserved their win. Well done to France as well, who had to come through a draining semi to get to this point.
France get a consolation at the end, but the New Zealanders are rightfully crowned Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens Champions for 2012. Final Score 47-12.
NZ are not letting up and they complete their seventh try. The conversion is missed, but the Kiwis lead 47-7 with under 30 seconds remaining.
Another try for the All Blacks. It is Belgium Tuatagaloa. With the conversion it is 42-7 to New Zealand. This looks like a big win for NZ.
That is try number 5 for the All Blacks. Tim Mikkelson brushes off the tackle to score. Cama does the business and it is 35-7. NZ looking good to defend their title.
11 seconds into the second half Sam Dickson adds another straight from the kickoff. Tomasi Cama's conversion is good and the Kiwis are 21 points ahead. 28-7 over France.
woke up and saw that #SA7s final betwn NZ and FR #consistentchampions— sekove suguturaga (@sekove suguturaga) 09/12/2012 17:42
France knock the ball on with the try line begging. New Zealand turn the ball around and after some clever foot work Kurt Baker goes in under the posts. The conversion is good and that signals half time. New Zealand now 21-7 ahead.
Andres Ramagnoli, Argentina Sevens coach: "It was for us a good tournament, very hard for us, our pool was hard too. But we won two matches and lost against Kenya, so we made a good performance and beat Fiji in the quarter final which was important for us. In the semi final maybe we could have won but we lost."
Ben Lam brushes a side 2 tackles to canter over the line. An easy conversion means that New Zealand go back into a 7 point lead. 14-7 to the All Blacks.
France strike back with a try by Vincent Deniau. He did brilliantly to chase his own grubber. The scores are now 7 all after the conversion.
The conversion was good and NZ lead 7-0.
It's that man again, Kurt Baker scoring the first try for the defending champions.
Cup final time! Who do you think will win?
And that is how it ends. 35-0 to South Africa who finish third on home soil. Argentina looked tired, but had earlier played in two sudden death extra times encounters.
Another try for South Africa, Cheslin Kolbe completes his hat-trick in the third-place play off.
Paul Delport puts Phillip Snyman through the gap and he finishes it off under the posts for the Blitzbokke. No problem with the conversion and at half time the score is 21-0 to South Africa.
Cheslin Kolbe has some serious gas to burn. #SA7s #BlitzBokke— Yuche Jacobs (@Yuche Jacobs) 09/12/2012 17:06
Paul John, Wales coach, Plate winners:" The boys have responded tremendously well from our performance in Gold Coast where I think we were 11th or 12th, and we have to be pleased with that. Two big performances, we were taught a lesson against New Zealand this morning and that is the standard we have to get to, but it was a tremendous weekend to back up what we did last weekend."
Cheslin Kolbe finds a gap when there appeared to be none and scores his second try. 14-0 after the conversion. Wonderful play by the South African number 6.
Cheslin Kolbe darts through the Argentinian defence and scores under the posts. His conversion is good and South Africa lead 7-0.
Next up is the third place playoff between hosts South Africa and Argentina. It is an all southern affair in this one.
Wales score what is likely to be the winning try. Will Price dots over as the seconds tick to full time. The conversion is missed, but the final whistle goes and Wales win 26-14. They are the Plate champions!
Fiji's Vilitati Sokiveta Nadialobo scores a great individual try under the posts to bring the Fijians within seven. 21-14 with under 2 minutes left.
A fantastic kick from the touchline means that Wales now hold a 21-7 lead.
James Davies is having a cracking match and he scores again in the corner after showing incredible strength. 19-7 to Wales with a tricky conversion kick to come.
Great work from James Davies, sets up a try for the captain Rhys Shellard. He dotted down excellently from a grubber to get the 5-pointer. The two points were added with a very impressive conversion. 14-7 to Wales.
All to play for ! Should be a brilliant second half ! #SA7s #cymruambyth— #RugbyWal (@#RugbyWal) 09/12/2012 16:47
Show no fear wales 7all in plate final at halftime @IRBSevens— Graeme Gillespie (@Graeme Gillespie) 09/12/2012 16:47
Michael O'Connor, Australia coach, Bowl winners: "For me we started yesterday to where we finished a marked improvement so very happy. We were in a tough pool and we didn't start well. France were good and they are in a final, we had South Africa, we had Samoa. France won one game yesterday and they are in a final. I am never happy playing in a Bowl, and it is always good to beat Samoa, they are a quality side."
James Davies hits back for Wales with their first try of the Plate final. The conversion is over, which takes us to half time. 7 all.
Next up Fiji v Wales in the Plate final!
Peter Lee confirms the Bowl title for Australia, beating last week's Dubai champions Samoa 26-14.
Junior Laloifi gives Michael O'Connor's young Australia side the lead, and it is a five point game. 19-14 to Australia.
Greg Jeloudev crosses under the posts for Australia in the Bowl final to make the score 14-12.
Fiji open the scoring with a converted try by Gasaudua Tube. 7-0 to the Fijians.
Half time hooter sounds, but before the ref blows his whistle Samoa grab another try through Tulolo Tulolo. The conversion is good and Samoa take a 14-5 lead over Australia into half time.
Samoa hit back straight away with a try by Alatasi Tupou. Good work by the Samoans. The conversion is beautifully struck and Samoa take 7-5 lead.
Australia tap quickly from a penalty and Con Foley dots down to open the scoring. Conversion is missed, but the Wallabies enjoy a 5-0 lead.
Samoa take on Australia in the Bowl final. Australia to kick off.
#SA7s @IRBSevens @USASevensRugby Next up Samoa vs Australia Bowl Final.— Albert Caravelli (@Albert Caravelli) 09/12/2012 16:11
The hooter goes, but there is still still time for one more try for the Spanish. Javier Canosa wraps a good win for the Spanish. The conversion is missed, but Spain have won the Shield with a 33-0 win.
Angel Lopez gets another for Spain. The conversion makes it 26-0 and it is looking very good for Spain.
Spain strike first in the second half. Ignacio Martin in under the posts. Conversion is good and the Spanish move out to a 19-0 lead over Zimbabwe.
Pedro Martin goes in for his second try with a great solo run. The conversion leaves Spain up 12-0 as the half time whistle sounds.
That was exciting #SA7s cup semi matches. Now, Finals: Shield ZIM v ESP, Bowl AUS v SAM, Plate WAL v FIJ, 3rd/4th SAF v ARG, Cup NZL v FRA.— Fanua (@Fanua) 09/12/2012 15:56
Spain's Pedro Martin opens the scoring for the Europeans. The conversion is just wide, but the Spanish hold a 5-0 lead.
The Shield final up next. Zimbabwe against Spain.
France have a penalty 5 metres outside the 22 and they are going for posts. Terry Bouhraoua given the responsibility. AND HE HAS DONE IT. What a dramatic end to an incredible tussle. Both teams were brillant, but it is France who will face New Zealand in the Cup final
I don't envy these players #France7s v #Arg7s 2nd half extra time. Survival of the fittest! #SA7s— Jonathan Hooper (@Jonathan Hooper) 09/12/2012 15:44
Argentina have an overlap, but a knock on brings half time in extra time. Who is going to win this titanic battle?
Gaston Reval takes the penalty and it hits the post. What drama! The ball is still in play.
Pumas have a penalty opportunity after the hooter, is this going to be the winner?
France are down to 6 men at a crucial time. Steeve Barry with a late tackle.
Extra time will be a 5 minute period. The first team to scores, wins. Should be exciting.
France end normal time with a converted try to take the game to extra time. 7 all at the end of the game.
Argentina pick up a late yellow card for Facundo Panceyra Garrido. Score is still 7-0 to the South Americans.
3 minutes into the second half and the score remains 7-0 to Argentina.
Paul Treu, SA Sevens coach, after Cup semi final defeat to New Zealand: "This is by no means a disgrace, they really put everything out there on the park. New Zealand have played in two finals, and there is a reason they are the best in the world. For our young boys they had the first taste of what it is like playing in front of a home crowd and this is what you want, you want to give them positive memories. Unfortunately this time it wasn't meant to be but hard lessons learnt and we just want to take as much out of this tournament as we can."
HT:Game 40 #7FRA 0-7 #7ARG http://t.co/QsxRdbX6 #SA7s— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/12/2012 15:20
@USASevensRugby #SA7s @unionargentina @santygc Moroni Try for Pumas, great grubber by Bruzzone. 7-0 Pumas up— Albert Caravelli (@Albert Caravelli) 09/12/2012 15:16
Argentina take a 7-0 lead through Matias Moroni in the second Cup semi final.
The referee calls a penalty, which Cama kicks into touch. The defending champions are through to the final. 12-5
Ben Lam gives New Zealand the lead. Cama successful with the conversion t00. 12-5 and 20 seconds left on the clock.
Awesome action @IRBSevens Come on @BlitzBokke it's your turn to bring the #SA7s title home!— Cecilia Canazza (@Cecilia Canazza) 09/12/2012 15:04
End to end stuff this. Riveting, simply riveting.
@IRBSevens @USASevensRugby #SA7s Try Baker for NZ. Excellent break by Tomasi 5-5 conv to come— Albert Caravelli (@Albert Caravelli) 09/12/2012 15:02
Tomasi Cama once again the provider for New Zealand, setting up Kurt Baker in the corner. Cama misses the conversion however and we are level. 5-5. What. A. Game. And what an atmosphere!
NZ go close at the end of the half, but it is ruled a knock on and the half time whistle goes. 5-0 to South Africa.
It was a hard kick, but was just missed. Still 5-0 to SA in an electric Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
First blood goes to South Africa and it is Paul Delport in the corner. 5-0 to the hosts with the conversion to come.
So this is the first of the big ones. The Cup final between hosts South Africa and HSBC World Sevens Series Champions New Zealand.
Fiji wrap the game up in style. Some even more impressive footwork from Joji Baleviani Raqamate seals victory. The conversion is the last play of the match and it concludes 26-12 to Fiji. They will meet Wales in the Plate final.
Try scored by Jose Vareta, but it was brilliantly set up with some great stepping and an offload from Nuno Sousa Guedes. Conversion is good and the gap narrows to 19-12.
Portugal pull one back through Joao Lino. The conversion is wide and Fiji still lead by 19-5.
Fiji open the second half with their third try thanks to Ilai Tinai. Conversion is missed, but Fiji lead 19-0.
@PortugalRugby Very impressed with the progress you've made in 7s rugby - well done & keep it up #SA7s— SaffaZimbo (@SaffaZimbo) 09/12/2012 14:36
The score remains the same at the half time whistle. Fiji 14 - Portugal 0
Great dummy from Peni Vaciloa gets Fiji's second try. Conversion is good so just before half time Fiji lead 14-0.
RT @mambwlski10: Well done Wales in #SA7s reaching the plate final. Bring home the bacon boys. @IRBSevens— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/12/2012 14:31
After sustained pressure the Fijians finally open the scoring through Levani Botia. An easy conversion is taken and the score is 7-0 to Fiji over Portugal.
Up next is the second Plate semi final between Fiji and Portugal.
The noise is deafening as the BlitzBokke run out for warm up ahead of the cup semi final #sevensfan #sa7s http://t.co/5Bu0kJEE— Matt Bates (@Matt Bates) 09/12/2012 14:25
A mistake late on is capitalised by Wales' James Davies. He intercepts and goes over under the posts. The conversion is followed by the final whistle and Wales win 26-19, advancing to the Plate final.
USA's Carlin Isles shows some serious gas to come round under the posts for a try. The conversion brings the score level at 19 a piece.
A great run down the wing by Nick Edwards gets him his first try of the match. Despite a good attempt, the conversion misses and USA still trail 12-19.
Wonderful break through the line by Alex Webber gets them their third try. The conversion is good and they lead 19-7 early in the second half.
Half time and Wales are still in the lead by 12 points to 7.
Wales regain the lead thanks to Will Thomas' dash to the line. With his conversion the Welsh lead 12-7 with a minute left of the first half.
A bad tackle in the air sees the try scorer receive a yellow card. The American player Zach Test recovers from the incident. Moments later USA score under the posts courtesy of Folau Niua. It is converted and USA lead 7-5.
Wales open the scoring with a try in the corner courtesy of Jason Harries. The conversion is missed from a tough angle, but Wales still enjoy a 5-0 lead in this one.
The next match in Port Elizabeth sees the United States take on Wales in the first Plate semi final.
Wish I was in PE to see this stunning rugby! Let's keep it up and get our title back! Good luck gents, we all behind you here in CT! #SA7s— Heinrich Painczyk (@Heinrich Painczyk) 09/12/2012 13:59
Rugby's Biggest Party, every outfit under the summer sun. #SA7s http://t.co/QGxqlkzR— Cell C South Africa (@Cell C South Africa) 09/12/2012 13:56
#Australia will play Samoa in the Bowl Final in a little over 2 hrs from now at the @IRBSevens #SA7s Can we take out the bowl? #GreenAndGold— Australian Sport (@Australian Sport) 09/12/2012 13:56
There is a break in the play, whilst the crowd enjoys some 9 years old who are having their moment in the sun in a game of tag rugby.
“@Official_RFU: Extra time, Samoa win pen to leave #England7s beaten 15-12 at #SA7s.” Unlucky boys. Well plays Samoa. Great rivalry.— Matt Baugh (@Matt Baugh) 09/12/2012 13:53
@FranceRugby7s into the cup semi final again VS #argentina7's #PE7s #Leggo #allbleus #victory @DeniauVincent @BalaPaul1986 @JbGobelet #SA7S— Julien Patey (@Julien Patey) 09/12/2012 13:43
Samoa earn a penalty right in front of the posts after the hooter and Taulagi Afamasaga slots the goal kick. Samoa win at the death by 15-12 over England and go through to the Bowl final to face Australia.
England hit back with a try in the corner by Tom Powell. Conversion is missed so we are tied at 12 all.
Following #Samoa v #England on the @IRBSevens website. Come on England! #SA7s— The Sporting Wag (@The Sporting Wag) 09/12/2012 13:31
Samoa power over for another try courtesy of Tulolo Tulolo. The conversion is missed and with the hooter sounding, the score is 12-7 to Samoa at half time.
Australia through to the bowl final at the #SA7s. We'll face Samoa or England— Gav (@Gav) 09/12/2012 13:28
Samoa hit back with a try by Levi Asifa'amatala. The easiest of conversions is nonchalantly dispatched and we are all square at 7 a piece.
PROUD OF THE BOYS>>>>Still proud of #Kenya7s.You gave it your all. The journey continues.We will get there soon enough. #SA7s @KenyaRugby247— Patrick karanja (@Patrick karanja) 09/12/2012 13:26
Great individual try by Marcus Watson opens the scoring. The conversion is over and the score is 7-0 to England after 2 minutes of the first half.
Well in Kenya,we will come back harder in feb #teamkenya #sa7s— Oscar Mung'ei (@Oscar Mung'ei) 09/12/2012 13:23
We move on to the next Bowl semi final between England and Samoa.
Australia score one of the best tries of the tournament, spraying the ball around and keeping the ball alive eventually finished off by Will Miller. The conversion is good and with the hooter sounding, Australia go through to the Bowl final. Final score: 24-21.
Humphrey Kayange ends some good work from Kenya and they move back into the lead of this topsy turvy match. 21-17 after a good conversion.
The conversion is missed, but Australia hold a 3 point lead.
Kenya are down to 6 after Willy Ambaka receive a yellow card. Australia take advantage of the extra man and Greg Jeloudev gets his second of the game. 17-14 with the conversion to come.
After the half time hooter sounds Humphrey Kayanage breaks from the 22 and sets up Patrice Agunda for his second. The conversion brings us to half time, Kenya leading 14-12.
The Aussies do get over for their second try courtesy of Peter Lee and after the conversion miss they lead 12-7.
Great tackle in the corner by Dennis Ombachi prevents a certain try for the Australians. The score remains at 7 all.
Kenya strike back and are greeted with a rousing applause from the crowd. Patrice Agunda is over and the conversion is completed without much fuss. 7 a piece 4 minutes into the first half.
Good break by Greg Jeloudev leads to the opening try for Australia. The conversion is successful and the Aussies lead 7-0.
Now we move on to the Bowl competition and the first semi between Kenya and Australia.
Canada get a consolation try, Sean Duke once again over. Even with the conversion it is not enough for the Canadians as this one ends 29-12. Spain go into the Shield final against Zimbabwe.
Spain are running riot at the moment and that is another one for Pedro Martin. 29-5 after the unsuccessful kick attempt.
Spain are pulling away and Pedro Martin gets in the act with a determined run into the corner. Conversion sails wide, but the Spanish are looking in control at 24-5.
Bruce Hobson, Zimbabwe team manager on playing in South Africa, but not on the full World Series: "It is never easy for us to come from the outside and to play essentially as an amateur union in a professional environment, but this is our opening and we just need to make the most of it. The intensity is great, you don't appreciate it until you are pitchside, but I salute the players for what they put in, it is huge huge effort."
Great try by the Spanish and they extend their lead. Pablo Feijoo finishing it off. With the conversion Spain go into a 19-5 lead.
The referee blows for half time and Spain lead this one over Canada 12-5.
Spain get their second and it is number two for Ignacio Martin. A wonderful conversion from the touchline makes it 12-5 to the Spanish with half time nearing.
The conversion is missed and the score is now all tied up at 5 a piece.
Spain are down to 6 men after Carlos Blanco was shown a yellow for a professional foul. Canada immediately make use of the numerical advantage and Sean Duke dots over in the corner.
Well he certainly is feeling better now. After the injury, Ignacio Martin finishes off to give Spain their first try. 5-0 after the conversion was missed.
The player is up and the game continues. Score 0-0 early in the first half.
There is a break in play as one of the Spanish players is down injured. He is receiving medical treatment.
We move straight along to our second Shield semi final between Canada and Spain.
There is not enough time for Scotland and Zimbabwe have won this Shield semi final 21-14. They go through to the first final of the day.
Scotland aren't giving it up yet and they score a converted try with 30 seconds left. Good work by James Fleming. 21-14 to Zimbabwe.
Snack Time @nmandelabay #SA7s #allsevens #allbleus @ Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Grand Stand http://t.co/VGLrtwnd— JeanBaptiste Gobelet (@JeanBaptiste Gobelet) 09/12/2012 12:31
Zimbabwe bag another try and this time it is Tangai Nemadire who stretches over to score. He converts his own try and the African outfit are looking good with a 14-point lead. 21-7 over Scotland.
Neat break from Garth Ziegler puts the Zimbabweans back in front. The try is converted and the score is 14-7 with 5 minutes left in the game.
Come on Zimbabwe #SA7s #England7s good luck England and #BlitzBokke— Super African Expats (@Super African Expats) 09/12/2012 12:27
Scotland end the half in fine style by scoring a try under the posts, Scott Riddell with the try. With the simple conversion it is 7 a piece at the break.
Beautiful footwork by Wensley Mabanje to get him through the gap and score the first try for Zimbabwe. The conversion was good so the Africans lead 7-0.
One of the Zimbabweans is down injured so there is a break in play. Still no score with under 4 minutes left in the first half.
Bagpipes can once again be heard at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in support of the Scots.
The players are out on the field and we are ready for the first Shield semi final.
All the best to @Scotlandteam 7's , lets finish the #SA7s with two good wins #backingblue— Alex Glashan (@Alex Glashan) 09/12/2012 12:13
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#SA7s has been trending in South Africa, Kenya and London. Let's get it trending all over the world during the semi finals and finals.
#Blitzbokke relaxing ahead of the semi #SA7s #SSRugby http://t.co/ZFirIsYV— Brenden Nel (@Brenden Nel) 09/12/2012 12:07
Now we move onto the semi finals and first up is the Shield. Zimbabwe take on Scotland followed by the clash between Canada and Spain.
#SA7s ~ Woa. Argentina have beaten Fiji 15-12 w/ a last second penalty securing the win. Now that’s a surprise result! @SouthAfrica7s— Darren Smith (@Darren Smith) 09/12/2012 12:03
#SA7s Cup semi finals: SA v NZ and FRA v ARG http://t.co/d5uwQyzS— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/12/2012 12:02
Argentina have the advantage after John Stewart is sent to the bin. Argentina opt for posts from the resulting penalty and with the successful kick, the game comes to a close. Argentina are through to the Cup semi final thanks to a 15-12 win.
Fiji draw level after a good try by the captain Cakau. Raqamate is wide with the conversion so we are all square at 12 a piece. All to play for in the last 2 minutes of this one.
Some twinkle toes from Joji Baleviani Raqamate gets Fiji off the mark. The conversion is good and the score is now 12-7 to Argentina.
@IRBSevens @unionargentina @santygc #SA7s HT 12 Arg - Fiji 0 Keep it up Pumas!— Albert Caravelli (@Albert Caravelli) 09/12/2012 11:53
Captain Setefano Cakau knocks the ball on, and the ref blows the half time whistle. 12-0.
The last time Argentina beat Fiji was in May 2010.
Argentina really taking it to the Fijians here, and this time Juan Ignacio Brex manages to slam the ball down over the line. Great conversion 12-0.
Fernando Luna spots a gap in the Fijian defence to give Los Pumas a 5-0 lead in the fourth and final Cup quarter final.
Next up we have Fiji and Argentina in #SA7s— South African Rugby (@South African Rugby) 09/12/2012 11:45
France narrowly move into the semi finals after a scoreless second half. They will meet either Fiji or Argentina.
Pedro Leal darts over the line for Portugal to bring the score to 10-7 with his own conversion.
Grosse défense des #Bleus qui mènent toujours 10-0 à la pause. #SA7s— Ian Borthwick (@Ian Borthwick) 09/12/2012 11:34
Portugal have the chance to hit back on the stroke of half time but France's defence is impressive. 10-0
So far the answer is yes. Paul Albaladejo and Renaud Delmas have given France a 10-0 lead after four minutes.
Third quarter final. Portugal v France. Can Les Bleus stop this man?
So its a repeat of last year's epic final in the semis. SA v NZ. Hoping big time for a #Blitzbokke win. #SA7s #ssrugby— Brenden Nel (@Brenden Nel) 09/12/2012 11:20
The hooter sounds and the All Blacks record an impressive 35-5 victory over Wales. Kurt Baker especially impressive grabbing a hattrick. They will face the hosts South Africa in the Cup Semi Final.
Wales are on the scoreboard with a try by Will Price, but it is too little too late for the Welsh. 35-5 after the missed conversion.
Wonderful stepping by Ben Lam sets up Kurt Baker for his hattrick. Cama easily converts and New Zealand are in full command at 35-0 up with under 4 minutes remaining.
Good game USA! Way to keep South Africa on their feet.. #SA7s— Monika Qauqau (@Monika Qauqau) 09/12/2012 11:11
The New Zealanders take 9 seconds to score their first try of the second half. Sam Dickson goes over for the All Blacks' fourth. Tomasi Cama kicks a wonderful conversion and the Kiwis lead 28-0.
8-9 December 2012
Venue: Port Elizabeth Bay Stadium
City: Port Elizabeth