30 May 2011

New Zealand lose to Australia in semi-finals

8:49 am on 30 May 2011

The world series champion New Zealand rugby sevens team failed to put the icing on the cake of their successful season after losing 19-12 to Australia in the semi-finals of the Edinburgh leg of the IRB world circuit.

Australia went on to lose a thrilling final to South Africa 36-35.

The men in black had already wrapped up the series title after reaching the semi-finals of the penultimate round in London and had been seeking to win the final leg in Scotland, but fell short against a much improved Australian side.