NZ close on Sevens title after Glasgow win

New Zealand won the Glasgow Sevens after a 29-14 victory over England in the final.

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The win means the All Blacks have an 11-point lead at the top of the standings going into next week's final round of the series at Twickenham.

Fiji lie second in the standings after they beat Australia in the third-place play-off but the Kiwis need only now win the plate tournament in London to lift the trophy.

Captain DJ Forbes was the star of the final for New Zealand as he scored two tries in his 50th tournament appearance.

"We have been in situations where we have come in and had to leave a few things to fate, but this time it is only ours to lose really, isn't it?" admitted Forbes after the match.

"I think ultimately everyone knows we are here to win the World Series, not for my 50th. You could say maybe one hand on the World Series trophy at the moment, but we have still got to do a job next week."

New Zealand had beaten Argentina and Australia to reach the final while England beat South Africa and Fiji.

Results

Quarter-finals

England 19-14 South Africa

Fiji 34-10 Samoa

Wales 7-17 Australia

New Zealand 36-5 Argentina

Semi-final

England 26-21 Fiji

Australia 7-22 New Zealand

Third place

Fiji 31-17 Australia

Final

New Zealand 29-14 England

IRB standings

1 New Zealand 150

2 Fiji 139

3 England 123

4 South Africa 115

5 Samoa 114

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