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NZ sevens teams chase Comm Games gold

NZ sevens teams chase Comm Games gold

Caroline Crossley of Victoria, now forever the subject of a trivia question, will go into the books as first Canadian player to score a try in the Commonwealth Games.

Australia's women's sevens team have blitzed Wales 34-5 to open their maiden Commonwealth Games campaign in style.

Despite the loss to the Kiwis, Canada qualified for the medal round and will play an opponent to be determined today in a semifinal at 6 p.m. PDT.

The victor of that match will progress through to the semi-finals and the loser will be out of medal contention.

Unlike 2014 Glasgow where the championships adopted the World Rugby Sevens Series format, the arrangement in Gold Coast is different.

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"We've been fighting for gender equity and we've come so far. [Yet] to be part of it is a real honour and exciting".

NZ women's sevens star Portia Woodman.

The All Black sevens, runners-up at the 2014 Glasgow Games, will play England for a place in the gold medal match after England topped pool B.

Arthur Owira, Jeff Oluoch, Nelson Oyoo, Billy Odhiambo and Collins Injera grounded a try apiece with Eden Agero managing four conversions to hand Shujaa a comfortable 33-0 halftime lead against Zambia.

Meanwhile, after falling to New Zealand and Canada 45-0 and 24-12, Kenya Lionesses recovered superbly to hit South Africa 19-10 in their last Pool "A" duel on Saturday.


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