Thursday, January 29, 2015   

(HK Sevens) New Zealand crowned champs
(03-30 19:36)

New Zealand shut down England’s playmakers and their attacks to claim the cup tonight in a high-octane final. They won 26-7 after having led 12-7 at half time through blistering tries from Ben Lam and Tim Mikkelson, the 2013 IRB Sevens Player of The Year.
England’s Tom Powell barged through to touch down seconds after the hooter had blown for the break to put the first points on the board for his team. The conversion made it 12-7.
Ben Lam dragged two England tacklers as he crashed through to the line to open the scoring on the wing for New Zealand. Tim Mikkelsen then stretched his legs to touch down under the posts for a converted try.
After the break skipper D.J Forbes touched down under the posts having collected a long pass and then Sam Dickson made it 26-7.
England never recovered. Marcus Watson sliced through the field to score for England, but it was annulled for a forward pass infringement committed just as he blasted off the blocks.



   
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