Sydney Sevens: Black Ferns Sevens thrash hosts to win Sydney Sevens

The Black Ferns Sevens have won the Sydney leg of the World Sevens Series, with a 34-10 win over Australia.

Michaela Blyde was at her devastating best in the final, scoring a hat-trick of tries, including a length of the field run, where she broke three tackles to score.

Stacey Waaka scored a brace and Shakira Baker got one of her own.

The Black Ferns Sevens have now won three straight tournaments this year, taking out the Glendale and Dubai legs. 

Earlier, they made it through to the final, beating the USA 29-5 at Spotless Stadium.

New Zealand were rarely troubled in the match, as they outscored their opponents five tries to one.

The Blacks Ferns held a 19-0 lead at the break, thanks to tries from Blyde, Ruby Tui and Gayle Broughton.

Baker and Katarina Whata-Simpkins both scored for New Zealand in the second half, before Lauren Doyle scored for the Americans in the final minute.

With first-choice kicker Tyla Nathan-Wong out due to an ankle injury, Whata-Simpkins took over the kicking duties and landed two from five.

The Black Ferns currently sit atop the world series standings and also won a 'fast four' exhibition event  in Hamilton last week, although the New Zealand tournament isn't a part of the women's circuit.


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