30 Jun 2013

NZ survives scare to advance to RWC Sevens quarters

12:36 pm on 30 June 2013

The New Zealand sevens team survived a spirited challenge from USA to make it through pool play unbeaten and advance to the quarter-finals unbeaten at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.

After less than convincing wins over Georgia and Canada earlier in the day, the All Blacks Sevens were put under pressure by USA and found themselves down 19-5 at half-time.

New Zealand answered back in the second half with three unanswered tries to secure a 26-19 win and top spot in their pool.

They meet Wales in the Quarter Final tonight.