Sevens: Port Elizabeth, SA – Fourth In A Row For New Zealand

by Paul Cook - Having finished runners-up in the first two editions of the 2012/13 HSBC World Series in Australia and Dubai, New Zealand have made it third time lucky in the South African leg of the tour, defeating France in the Cup Final to seal their first title of the season. In actuality, luck played very little part in the 47-12 demolition, the All Blacks Sevens finally seeing the job through to the end against a French side that continues to improve but thanks to an exhaustive semi-final clash with Argentina, never really looked like upsetting the form book in the big one. South Africa is certainly a happy hunting ground for the champions and their veteran coach Gordon Tietjens, who celebrates his birthday on the weekend of the tournament every year. He’s now had reason to celebrate for four years in a row – a record run at any event - and e
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