Live updates: All Blacks Sevens vs England - World Cup final


1:30pm: Thanks for tuning in. For a wrap article, click here

1:21pm: Tim Mikkelson spoke after the game: "We were tested against France, almost knocked out, did well to beat awesome England team, the form team since the Commonwealth Games.

"The Black Ferns put pressure on us by winning theirs'."

FULLTIME: The All Blacks Sevens go back-to-back, and they have defended their title. That is the double-double as the women's team have done the same. What a way to cap off the weekend for the Kiwis. 

14+2mins: TRY NEW ZEALAND: They get that one last try to put the icing on the cake. Trael Joass goes on a mammoth run to score New Zealand's fifth and final try. 

14+1mins: The siren has gone, but New Zealand want to play on. 

14mins: TRY NEW ZEALAND: Akulia Rokolisoa goes over for New Zealand's fourth, and they will defend their title. Rokolisoa finds some space and he goes over under the posts. 

13mins: Some bizarre scenes as New Zealand turn the ball over, but they somehow get it back and they re on the attack. 

12mins: Scott Curry steals the line-out, and New Zealand get the ball back. 

11mins: Joe Ravouvou goes on a  run, but Dan Norton is there to tackle the big Fijian into touch. They have an attacking throw. 

10mins: TRY ENGLAND: The English hit right back through Ruaridh McConnochie. He goes on a barnstorming run and powers his way over the line. The conversion is wide and it is a seven-point game. 

9mins: TRY NEW ZEALAND: Joe Ravouvousprints down the wing, and he is tackled over the line. That is New Zealand's third of the game. The conversion bounces off the upright. 

8mins: England have the ball, and some of their passes go to ground, but they are making meters. They are eventually tackled, and New Zealand win the turnover. They kick to touch and have a throw-in, just inside England's half.  

7mins: Kurt Baker gets the second-half started at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Can New Zealand hold on? or will England come-from-behind to win? 

HALFTIME: New Zealand lead 14-7 at the break. They are seven minutes away from defending their title. 

7mins: TRY ENGLAND: Mike Ellery scores for England. He gets the ball on an overlap and runs it in under the posts, just before the halftime siren. 

6mins: Dan Norton makes a break down the wing for England, and finally they have some attacking ball inside New Zealand's 22. 

5mins: TRY NEW ZEALAND: Sione Molia scores his second.  Tim Mikkelson is tackled short of the line, and Molia picks it up and puts it on the chalk. He won't score any easier than that. The Kiwis lead 14-0. 

4mins: Kurt Baker tries a run down the wing, but he is shut down and tackled into touch. England line-out inside their 22.

But New Zealand turn the ball over and they are hot on the attack. 

3mins: England get the ball from the restart and Mike Ellery, throws a forward pass. New Zealand scrum 10 meters out from the line. 

2mins: TRY NEW ZEALAND:  Sione Molia breaks through the tackle of  Tom Mitchell and runs over the line to score under the posts. New Zealand lead early. 

1min: Early penalty to the Kiwis as the England players didn't release in the tackle. 

KICK-OFF: We are underway in San Francisco. England get the match started with a short kick-off. 

12:57pm: Based off the crow reactions, i'd say they want the Kiwis to win. 

12:56pm: This is quite a special moment. You feel quite proud watching the players standing looking proud with the anthem blasting in the background. 

12:53pm: It is time for the national anthems. 

12:51pm: Both teams are running out onto the field. They walk past the trophy and the crowd cheers. 

12:48pm: South Africa win the bronze medal. They beat Fiji 24-19 in an entertaining encoutner. 

12:45pm: We are 10 minutes away from the final between England and New Zealand. 

12:42pm: New Zealand are looking for the double as they are the defending champions. Also, the Black Ferns Sevens won the women's event yesterday also.

12:36pm: South Africa lead Fiji 17-7. New Zealand will be out on the field shortly.  

12:31pm: South Africa lead 10-0 in the bronze medal match. 

12:25pm: Before the final, Fiji will face South Africa in the third place playoff. 

Kia Ora and welcome to Newshub's live updates of the men's Rugby World Cup Sevens final between New Zealand and England at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

This is a repeat of the 2013 final in Moscow, Russia, which New Zealand won 33-0.

England will chase their second World Cup crown, after they won the inaugural even in 1993 in Scotland.

The All Blacks Sevens will be hunting their third World Cup, having previously won in 2001 and 2013. They also lost in the 2005 final.

New Zealand hopesis looking to complete a the ‘double-double’, after the Black Ferns Sevens successfully defended their crown with a 29-0 win over France in the women's final yesterday.


New Zealand: Kurt Baker, Dylan Collier, Scott Curry (co-captain), Trael Joass, Andrew Knewstubb, Jona Nareki, Tim Mikkelson (co-captain), Sione Molia, Salesi Rayasi, Joe Ravouvou, Akulia Rokolisoa, Regan Ware.

England: Phil Burgess, Alex Davis, Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell (captain), Will Muir, Dan Norton, James Rodwell


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