Vancouver Sevens: Spain topple New Zealand in historic win

The All Blacks Sevens have responded well to a shock defeat at the hands of Spain.

New Zealand scored six tries in a demolition job over Australia, running out 36-12 winners to book a spot in the cup quarter-finals of the Vancouver Sevens.

It was just the performance coach Clark Laidlaw was hoping for after Spain caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of the World Series, scoring a last gasp 26-24 win over New Zealand.

With the All Blacks Sevens leading 24-19 late in the match, Spain had one last attack - and they converted in style as Joan Losada raced away down the wing, before offloading the ball back infield to Pol Pla to score the match-winning try, stunning the Canadian crowd.

That loss was even more surprising given New Zealand opening 45-7 day one win over France.

Three-first half tries had the ABs up 19-0 at the break with Joe Ravouvou, Sam Dickson and Tim Mikkelson all crossing the line.

Ravouvou grabbed a double I the opening minute of the second frame to put the result to bed before Australia got on the board with three minutes remaining.

Ngarohi McGarvey Black and Vilimoni Koroi added a further two tries before the later was yellow carded with time up. Australia capitalised, scoring a consolation try through John Porch 

New Zealand qualified top alongside France who topped both Australia and Spain on day one action.

The All Blacks Sevens scoring top spot through a superior point's differential.

New Zealand will face Fiji in the quarter-final.