NZ sevens blow away France in opening match

Tim Mikkelson of New Zealand beats a tackle against France during the 2018 New Zealand Sevens. Photo: Getty Images
Tim Mikkelson of New Zealand beats a tackle against France during the 2018 New Zealand Sevens. Photo: Getty Images

What a start. New Zealand couldn't have asked for a better way to begin their inaugural Hamilton sevens campaign, blitzing France 52-7 in their opening match.

New Zealand led 28-0 at half time, scoring eight tries in total with five converted.

Etene Nanai-Seturo and Caleb Clarke, two 18-year-old prospects, both impressed in the second half. Clarke bumped off four defenders in one run while Nanai-Seturo threw off a tackler with ease on his way to the line.

New Zealand's next pool match is against Scotland at 4.46pm.

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