23 May 2016

Disappointing end for All Black Sevens

5:36 am on 23 May 2016

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team has finished fifth at the final World Series event in London.

Maori All Blacks Rieko Ioane

Rieko Ioane Photo: Photosport

The New Zealanders were thrashed 42-14 by the USA in the quarter-finals in a game which coach Sir Gordon Tietjens says his side never turned up for.

They then went on to beat England in the plate semi-final and Argentina in the plate final.

Scotland won their first ever tournament beating South Africa in the final of the London tournament.

Fiji wrapped up the world series title yesterday when they qualified for the quarter-finals, while New Zealand finished third.