NZ women's sevens win stunning extra time gold

New Zealander Kelly Brazier scores the winning try in the Women's Gold Medal Match between...
New Zealander Kelly Brazier scores the winning try in the Women's Gold Medal Match between Australia and New Zealand on the final day of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Getty Images
Sweet revenge for the Black Ferns sevens team and another chapter in this fierce rivalry, one of the very best in New Zealand sport.

Two years after Australia's women left New Zealand heartbroken at the Rio Olympics, New Zealand turned the tables thanks to a stunning match-winning try from Kelly Brazier after the hooter in extra time.

What an epic match this was, New Zealand claiming the first women's Commonwealth Games sevens gold medal in the most dramatic fashion.

New Zealand led 12-5 at the break but they couldn't be separated at full-time – Australia's Cassie Staples inexplicably kicking the ball out thinking her side had kicked a conversion to win it.

How she will to regret that costly moment.

Of those there were many, though.

Niall Williams pulled off a match-saving tackler at the death just before Brazier broke away.

The 27,000-strong traded chants of "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and "Kiwis, Kiwis" to form an amazing atmosphere at Robina Stadium.

Australian country singer John Williamson sung "true blue" at the half time break at it seemed to do the trick, inspiring a comeback to see the locals level 12-12 at the end of regulation.

In punishing 31 degree heat, both teams were out on their feet only for Brazier to step up with a piece of superb individual brilliance.

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