Commonwealth Games: England men & women reach rugby sevens semis

2018 Commonwealth Games Sevens Rugby

Commonwealth Games: England men & women reach rugby sevens semis

Oliech would then convert Jeff Oluoch's try to put the Kenyas 12-5 up but Canada kept in touch through Justin Douglas' unconverted effort which brought up the scores to 12-10 before Oliech stroked home two conversions after Nelson Oyoo and Willy Ambaka touched down to win the game for Kenya.

The New Zealand men's sevens team have stormed into the semi-finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, crushing Canada 33-7 to go through group play unbeaten. The women's bronze-medal match is tonight at 8:55 p.m. PDT and the gold-medal final at 9:42 p.m. PDT.

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

"We've been fighting for gender equity and we've come so far". And Tait has taken looks at a handful of others in the a year ago. "[Yet] to be part of it is a real honour and exciting".

But there are also young players like Olivia Apps, Caroline Crossley and Breanne Nicholas.

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NZ women's sevens star Portia Woodman.

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 Canadian men's team in Gold Coast includes Island players Oak Bay-product Connor Braid and SMUS-grads Fuailefau and Luke McCloskey of Victoria, Cowichan High-grad Pat Kay of Duncan, Isaac Kaay of the UVic Vikes and UVic alumni Lucas Hammond and Nathan Hirayama.

New Zealand will play England for a place in the gold medal match, after England finished second in pool B behind hosts Australia.

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