2 Dec 2012

NZ women claim inaugural sevens crown in Dubai

6:39 am on 2 December 2012

The New Zealand women's sevens team has won the inaugural IRB World Series title in Dubai, thrashing South Africa 41-0 in the final.

Earlier, New Zealand beat Australia 28-14 in the semis and England 31-0 in the quarters.

It was a stunning turnaround after New Zealand had two tight draws on the opening day as well as a 31-0 thrashing of China.

They only went through behind Russia after drawing 12-12 with them and Canada.