ABs Sevens win Cape Town title

The All Blacks Sevens side have won their first title in 21 months after defeating Argentina 38-14 in the Cape Town Sevens today.

New Zealand last won a title at the Vancouver event in 2016 and now lead the sevens series after a second placing in the opening event in Dubai last week.

Joseva Ravouvou scored a double for New Zealand, while Vilimoni Koroi, Tim Mikkelson, Regan Ware and Sione Molia all crossed over in an emphatic performance.

New Zealand shocked world series champions and hosts South Africa 19-12 in the Cup semifinals after edging England 17-12 in the quarters.

Despite a worrying pool play hiccup against the United States, New Zealand advanced to quarters yesterday.

They bounced back to trounce Spain 50-0 in their second match, running in eight tries, including braces to Tim Mikkelson and Sam Dickson, then went on to beat Australia 35-12.

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