9 Feb 2015

NZ win final in Sao Paulo Sevens

4:36 pm on 9 February 2015

The New Zealand women's sevens team has secured a second straight World Series tournament title after beating Australia 17-10 in the final in Sao Paulo.

Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Charlotte Arnopp-Scanlan opened the scoring for New Zealand in the final and a try from tournament stand-out Woodman had them in control at half-time, up 10-0.

However Australia struck back in the second half with two unconverted tries to tie the game before Woodman broke the deadlock with a 70-metre solo try.

Woodman scored a record 13 tries in total in Sao Paulo and was named player of the tournament, while New Zealand top the series standings.

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