Rugby Sevens: Unbeaten Black Ferns, All Blacks Sevens cruise into Vancouver quarter-finals

Both New Zealand men's and women's sevens sides have cruised into the Vancouver quarter-finals, after finishing unbeaten in pool play.

The All Blacks Sevens pummelled Samoa 40-5 in their final group fixture with veteran Joe Weber grabbing a hat-trick of tries.

Black Ferns Sevens play Fiji.
Black Ferns Sevens play Fiji. Photo credit: Getty Images

Weber opened the scoring after a clever kick-through by Leroy Carter, before Ngarohi McGarvey-Black punished Samoa for their ill-discipline with a try from a quick tap.

Penalties started to ramp up against Samoa, allowing Weber to grab his second from a lineout move to give New Zealand a 21-0 halftime lead.

The halt in play aided Samoa, as they finally put together their first meaningful attack to hit back through speedster Paul Scanlan.

But that was as good as it got for the Samoans, as Weber pounced on a loose ball following a great Lewis Ormond surge to go in for his third try.

Ill-discipline continued to plague Samoa in the second half, with Brady Rush going over from another quick-tap from a penalty.

It looked as if Samoa would have the final say but they were held up over the tryline by a desperate New Zealand defence.

The resulting scrum saw Akuila Rokolisoa pick the ball up from the Samoan side and race away 95 metres to score in the corner to put the stamp on a dominant victory.

Earlier, the Black Ferns Sevens eased past Fiji to finish atop Pool A and seal their passage through to the quarter-finals where they will play Canada.

New Zealand fended off a Fijian fightback in the second half of their group game to win 24-7, with Michaela Blyde scoring a double.

Up 17-0 at halftime, New Zealand were met with a much-improved Fijian outfit after the break with Ana Maria Naimasi scoring their only try.

But their efforts would do little to stop the Black Ferns' charge, with Sarah Hirini and Jazmin Felix-Hotham also crossing for tries.