Gold Coast Sevens: New Zealand Eye Samoan Quarter Final

by Brendan Bradford on the Gold Coast - New Zealand will start the knock-out stages of the Gold Coast Sevens high on confidence after going through the group stages without conceding a single point. The defending Series champions accounted for the USA 38-0, Tonga 26-0 and Kenya 31-0 to top Pool A and set up a Cup quarter-final with Samoa who finished second to Australia in Pool D. Renowned for their incredible attacking prowess, captain DJ Forbes says keeping sides scoreless is something of a badge of honour for New Zealand. “A couple of years ago we used to pride ourselves on not letting teams cross our line, especially on day one because you obviously really want to knuckle down on the finer things,” he said. “On day two, it doesn’t matter how pretty it is, a win’s a win.” Ominously for opposition teams is the New Zealand
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