Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi teams make flawless start at Oceania Sevens tournament

  • Updated
  • 26/06/2021

Fiji have edged the All Blacks Sevens on day two of the Oceania Sevens tournament in Townsville.

The defending Olympic champions led 14-7 at halftime, and hung on for the 21-19 win after New Zealand missed a penalty in added time.

The All Blacks Sevens had opened the tournament on Friday with a 28-5 win over Oceania before going on to edge Australia 24-21 in their second match.

On Friday, Michaela Blyde ran in a hat trick of tries to guide the world champion Black Ferns Sevens to a 51-0 demolition of the Oceania side.

Michaela Blyde scores for New Zealand
Michaela Blyde scores for New Zealand Photo credit: Getty Images

The Oceania team is made up of contracted sevens players and 15-a-side standouts across Australia, one of four teams in action at the three-day tournament alongside Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Later, Black Ferns star Portia Woodman added her own hat-trick in a 33-13 win over Fiji.

The four sides in each of the men's and women's draws will play each other twice over the course of the tournament.