Tokyo Olympics: Black Ferns Sevens continue charge in Games warm-up

  • 27/06/2021

The Black Ferns Sevens have one hand on the trophy at the Oceania Sevens, while their male counterparts are still in a tight tussle for the spoils, after day two of the tournament in Townsville.

The Kiwi women are undefeated through four games to sit atop the table on 16 points, with Australia six points below in second.

The world champions backed up a dominant opening day to overwhelm Australia 34-6, before easing past Oceania 34-7.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks Sevens split their contests to sit second in the men’s draw, three points behind unbeaten leaders Fiji.

The defending Olympic champions got the better of the Kiwis, fighting back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to prevail 21-19, after New Zealand failed to convert a game-winning penalty in added time.

They bounced back to beat Oceania - a team comprised of Australian contracted sevens players and 15s stand-outs -  in another back and forth encounter by 21-17.

The four sides in each of the men's and women's draws will play each other twice over the course of the tournament, with the final round kicking off Sunday afternoon.