15 Mar 2015

'Sistas' ease through pool play in Atlanta

2:19 pm on 15 March 2015

The New Zealand women's rugby sevens side have begun their quest for a third World Series title in three tournaments, with another clean sweep of pool play at the latest leg in Atlanta, Georgia.

Portia Woodman

Portia Woodman Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 'Sistas' easily dispatched both South Africa, 52-0, and hosts USA 57-0, but a late Portia Woodman try was needed to overcome a spirited Russian side 17-12.

Sean Horan's team is now unbeaten in 27 straight World Rugby Women's Sevens Series matches.

In the other groups, Australia and England both romped through to the quarter-finals unbeaten, and will be joined by Brazil, Canada, France, USA and Russia.

New Zealand play Brazil in the Cup quarters.