Gold Coast Sevens: Pool Stage Round Two Update

by Brendan Bradford - Kenya and Kiwis top Pool A while Canada cause an upset and Australia notches a first win. Despite dominating territory and possession stats, New Zealand only had a 12-0 halftime lead against Tonga in the second round of pool matches but knuckled down in the second half to take a convincing 26-0 win. It was the second time the Kiwis held a team to nil in two games. “It looks easier than it is, it was a very physical game,” said New Zealand captain DJ Forbes. “We knew it was going to be tough, but to come away with two pretty convincing wins is definitely pleasing.” Despite New Zealand’s convincing two wins, Kenya stayed top of Pool A with a 31-5 win over USA with doubles to Collin Injera and Billy Odhiambo. Only a disputed Carlin Isles try after the fulltime siren kept Kenya
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