New Zealand win both the men's and women's titles at RWC 2013!
- New Zealand defeat England 33-0 in the Men's Final
- New Zealand beat Canada 29-12 in the Women's Final
- Hosts Russia win the Men's Bowl Final against Japan
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Gordon Tietjens, coach of the victorious All Blacks Sevens: "It is awesome, a long time between drinks since 2001. We started slowly but we got that buzz going today. We talked about this buzz and we adapted to the conditions well, and the game plan was executed so well. It was an awesome performance. I am in a bit of disbelief really, we won the World Series and have backed it up here which we haven't won since 2001. A lot of pressure on one tournament, but to get up the way we did, was great."
RT @IRBSevens: Congratulations to the entire @nz7s team who are #RWC7s champions!— Alan Ward (@Alan Ward) 30/06/2013 20:44
At the Rugby World Cup Super Sevens #rwc7s http://t.co/z9Pdpx8Vfv— Max Khokhlov (@Max Khokhlov) 30/06/2013 20:44
RT @Official_RFU: Although heavy defeat will be hard to take, in time #England7s can be proud of second place at #RWC7s. No shame in losing…— Mark Luscombe (@Mark Luscombe) 30/06/2013 20:43
DJ Forbes, All Blacks Sevens captain, after their stunning victory: "I am so proud, a special moment, especially for me being injured this year and to come back and do this, at a Rugby World Cup with this pressure, this is really special. The conditions were hard, we thought we were playing cricket for a minute, getting rained out in the semis. But they were tough, we stuck to our guns though and came out with the win. This is huge, for some of us the last Rugby World Cup we play. In terms of ticking boxes I have done almost all of it, except the Olympics, but I have had a good career and this is a special team to be part of."
RT @IRBSevens: THIS CAN only mean one thing - @NZ7s are #RWC7s champions for 2013. Many congratulations! http://t.co/XJbupyvDyT— #AccessGranted06/07 (@#AccessGranted06/07 ) 30/06/2013 20:39
Congrats Lads, "World Champs" has a nice ring to it, Deserve it @PitaPitaa12 @GilliesKaka @wnaholo Forbes, Sherz, Heem, Kama #RWC7s— Steven Luatua (@Steven Luatua) 30/06/2013 20:37
was falling asleep , next mintue #DJForbes takes his shirt off.. #BAM!! wide awake LOL... #GottaLOVE #RUGBY #RWC7s— Miss Sporty © (@Miss Sporty ©) 30/06/2013 20:35
New Zealand Women's captain Huriana Manuel after their superb victory: “It feels amazing to be World Champions. We have worked so hard for each other and we left it all out there on the field. I am so proud. The weather conditions were hard but we expected to have to be able to cope with it. We have something special in our team. It is more than rugby – we play for each other and that is all that matters. If we do that everything else flows. We are sisters and we love playing for each other. We expected a really hard game from Canada and that’s what they gave us.”
RT @IRBSevens: The confetti may be gold but the night belongs to the All Blacks #RWC7s http://t.co/3dLeFqU60w— Lenaire Wilcox (@Lenaire Wilcox) 30/06/2013 20:34
I am frends with some really cool girls. A girl updating about #RWC7s , and correctly so, without referring to TRYs as goals.— Kariuki Teck (@Kariuki Teck) 30/06/2013 20:34
New Zealand know something about rugby that the rest of the world doesn't! Their men's & women's teams both win #RWC7s!! #ClassicRugby— Tom Mboya (@Tom Mboya) 30/06/2013 20:32
Canada Women's captain Jen Kish after their brave loss in the Final: “It is the first time any Canadian side has raached a final. I am so proud of my team – we gave it everything. It shows how much rugby is growing in our country. We would not be considered a rugby nation and now we are because we compete with the other big rugby nations. We had no easy games today and every game felt like a final. New Zealand capitalised on our mistakes. They are a world class team. Next year we are going to centralise again for our Sevens programme but we have to look ahead to the (Fifteens) Rugby World Cup in 2014. The Sevens progress is so exciting with the teams developing so brilliantly. Look at Fiji this weekend, they are beating top teams. Spain are up there too, so are Russia and Ireland getting really good. We all want to be part of that.”
Proud to be a #kiwi. Moving #wiata by #rwc7s women world champions, and bare #haka by men world champions. Brilliant!— Tania Bearsley (@Tania Bearsley) 30/06/2013 20:28
The Women's and Men's teams have performed powerful hakas to a joyous crowd. An amazing end to an extraordinary tournament!
Shujaa have really repped Kenya well. Finishing 4th & also the top ranked African country in the #RWC7s. Extremely proud of these boys!— Kepha Atika (@Kepha Atika) 30/06/2013 20:26
RT @IRBSevens: A triumphant @nz7s team hold the trophy aloft #RWC7s http://t.co/fpUJLqGfgr— Vhinze_Paito (@Vhinze_Paito) 30/06/2013 20:26
RT @MeghanMutrie: Four Rugby World Cups. One country. New Zealand currently hold men's & women's world titles in both Sevens & XVs. #RWC7s …— KAIWHANA Rugby World (@KAIWHANA Rugby World) 30/06/2013 20:26
RT @IRBSevens: That's it! New Zealand round off victory with yet another try to make the final score @nz7s 33-0 @Official_RFU #RWC7s— CALL ME MR INGENUITY (@CALL ME MR INGENUITY) 30/06/2013 20:13
#Newzealand7s #NEWZEALANDRUGBY THERE'S NOTHING BETTER!! #WorldChampions2013 #allblackeverything #nzrepresent #RWC7s— lachlan (@lachlan) 30/06/2013 20:13
New Zealand are now the world champions in Men's and Women's Fifteens and Men's and Women's Sevens. What an amazing effort from this great Rugby nation! Congratulations to all the champion teams!
Wow, another try: New Zealand will take the biggest win of the tourney 33-0. #melrosecup #allblacks #RWC7s— Bernard D'Arcy Flynn (@Bernard D'Arcy Flynn) 30/06/2013 20:11
Another superb try to New Zealand to finish off a five star performance. Waisake Naholo charges down the touchline and completes a world class effort from the All Blacks Sevens. The conversion is missed, just to prove they are human, but New Zealand win 33-0!
Both teams trying to get field position with strong kicks. England have a chance but the ball goes loose and now Gillies Kaka goes in for another try. New Zealand lead 28-0. Perfect Rugby from this brilliant team.
Portia Woodman, New Zealand women's star and top tryscorer for the tournament: "It is amazing. I can’t explain it. A year ago I never thought I would be here. It’s great to score tries but I didn’t even notice how many. That is my job. The forwards get me the ball and it is my job to finish it. Canada gave us a great game and they are a great team. We have worked really hard on our defence and we have played in this kind of weather so it was no problem. Canada threw stuff at us that we never expected but we coped really well and it’s amazing.”
RT @MaraMoberg: Congrats @nz7s women for winning the 7's World Cup 2013. Well deserved overall the best team this season. @LItunu #RWC7s #w…— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 19:58
Thrilling final in the women's #RWC7s, congrats @RugbyCanada on the silver medal! Great role models for all young rugby players.— Nadia Popov (@Nadia Popov) 30/06/2013 19:57
NZ 21-0 up over England just before halftime. #rwc7s great half for the boys. Come on Kurt!— Will Kane (@Will Kane) 30/06/2013 19:55
Tim Mikkelson goes in for his second try of the Final and Cama converts again. Extraordinary skill. All Blacks Sevens lead England 21-0 at half time in the final.
DJ Forbes passes to Tomasi Cama and the two veterans combine brilliantly for a try to New Zealand. They now lead England 14-0 with Cama adding another superb conversion. How good are the All Blacks Sevens!
#RWC7s what a try from NZ just quality stuff— Marc Bennett-Jones (@Marc Bennett-Jones) 30/06/2013 19:49
DJ Forbes could be the difference in these conditions #RWC7s— In At The Side (@In At The Side) 30/06/2013 19:49
An injury break to England's Mat Turner but he gets up and runs back to his position. New Zealand holding the ball superbly in these conditions.
RT @USARugby: Congratulations to New Zealand @nz7s, @irbwomens #RWC7s Champs & great job to our North American friends @RugbyCanada for tak…— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 19:47
RT @shonz_7s: @irbwomens what a wonderful year its been for NZ* true champions.. Well done to Canada girls also show casing world class rug…— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 19:48
Doesn't take long for NZ to break the deadlock, Mikkelson strolls the opening try in with Cama converting for a 7-0 lead #RWC7s— Thomas Davies (@Thomas Davies) 30/06/2013 19:47
England defend magnificently but New Zealand just keep their composure and eventually work Sherwin Stowers into a gap. He criss-crosses with Tim Mikkelson and he races away to score. New Zealand lead England 7-0 in this RWC Sevens Men's Final.
RT @IRBSevens: The teams are out, the trophy is shining and it's almost time for the #RWC7s final! http://t.co/xoaDNnhDQ9 http://t.co/5pPHq…— Joe Dj Gach (@Joe Dj Gach) 30/06/2013 19:43
The All Blacks Sevens run out for the Men's Rugby World Cup Sevens Final against England. New Zealand are now the RWC Champions in both Sevens and Fifteens in Women's Rugby and RWC Champions in Fifteens in Men's Rugby. They need just the Men's RWC Sevens crown for an historic quartet. Only England stand in their way. Can they stop them?
Congratulations to @nz7s-new womens #RWC7s champions. They join @AllBlacks men & women #XVs as world champs. Just mens #7s for NZ full house— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 30/06/2013 19:33
Canada goes down in defeat, 29-12 to New Zealand. The silver lining is a silver medal! Congratulations ladies! #RWC7s— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 30/06/2013 19:31
So New Zealand have now won World Cups in Sevens and Fifteens, with Huriana Manuel, Kelly Brazier and Linda Itunu winners in both #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 19:31
New Zealand 29 vs Canada 12 #WomensRugby Finals #RWC7s FTS.— Kenya Rugby Queen (@Kenya Rugby Queen) 30/06/2013 19:31
Canada battle to the end but the ball is kicked out after the siren and New Zealand are the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens Women's champions defeating Canada 29-12. Portia Woodman sets a new record with 12 tries in the tournament, the most ever scored in a Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Shuks we might have not made it through bu im proud to be a part of those who have been supportn #kenyarugbyteam #rwc7s— Dorcas Khakasa (@Dorcas Khakasa) 30/06/2013 19:29
New Zealand have been very impressive in the women's competition. Deserved winners ! #RWC7s— In At The Side (@In At The Side) 30/06/2013 19:29
@kayla_mcalister and the rest of the ladies played very well tonight. Congrats on the win #RWC7s— _Paige ☮☯ (@_Paige ☮☯) 30/06/2013 19:29
Now Portia Woodman sets up a try to Kayla McAlister. Astonishing skills in these conditions. Canada have been so brave but New Zealand have simply been better. They lead 29-12, thirty seconds left.
Unbelievable skill from New Zealand and the ball is scooped up to Portia Woodman who runs away to score her 12th try of the tournament. Incredible Rugby … is she human? New Zealand now lead 24 - 12.
Now Canada have a scrum metres out. They launch a superb attack and it ends with a try to Ghislaine Landry. The conversion is good and Canada trail New Zealand just 17-12. Can they do it?
@kayla_mcalister got some mad skills! Good to watch! #RWC7s @AllBlacks #rugby— Alfred Meitmann (@Alfred Meitmann) 30/06/2013 19:21
Canada are defending bravely but how long can they hold out against this superb New Zealand side?
RT @NHirayama10: Thank you to everyone for all the support. Plate winners at the #RWC7s! Off to watch our women take this thing down! http:…— Trevor Walter-Hughes (@Trevor Walter-Hughes) 30/06/2013 19:18
Wow that is determination @nz7s sisters #rwc7s #youcandoit— Carla Hohepa (@Carla Hohepa ) 30/06/2013 19:17
Good luck England - bring it home @russellearnshaw @benjaminryan #RWC7s #russia— Louise Ford (@Louise Ford) 30/06/2013 19:17
We're very very proud of our Kenyan Sevens team.Loved their performance in Moscow. #RWC7s #TeamKenya #ProudMoment— Wan Fam Clothing (@Wan Fam Clothing) 30/06/2013 19:16
RT @RugbyCanada: Canada's Men have won the #RWC7s Plate competition after beating Samoa 19-12 in Moscow! Congratulations to the team! #GOCA…— Marcus Hall (@Marcus Hall) 30/06/2013 19:16
Even if we lost the third place match to Fiji, I blive #Kenya7s did their best in the #RWC7s . Heko kwao.— Lennox Abondo (@Lennox Abondo) 30/06/2013 19:16
But New Zealand hit back straight away. Both teams playing superbly in these wet conditions. A try to Honey Hireme and they lead 17-5 at half time.
@ArielleBorrice scores for Canada, who now trail 12-5 in 1st half! #RWC7s #GOCanadaGO— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 30/06/2013 19:13
Good move from Canada, great offload from Kelly Russell on deck and Arielle Dubissette-Borrice dots down, conversion misses 12-5 #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 19:12
An amazing run from Mandy Marchak sets up a superb try to Arielle Dubissette-Borrice and Canada now trail 12-5 in this Women's Cup Final.
A great try to Kelly Brazier and New Zealand are already in control at 12-0 over Canada. Can Canada come back?
And Portia Woodman goes over for her 11th try of the tournament, extending her new record. New Zealand lead Canada 7-0 in this Women's Cup Final.
Team sheets for the #rwc7s final between @nz7s @RugbyCanada watch it LIVE NOW at http://t.co/FI2yx5jnrf http://t.co/vIUf6Ct6dU— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 18:59
Have to go with New Zealand for both finals in #rwc7s especially in the womens @nz7s such a strong team!— Lizzie campbell (@Lizzie campbell) 30/06/2013 18:56
One final try to Fiji to Ilai Tinai and Fiji have won this third place play-off 29-5. A great performance in difficult conditions. Congratulations on collecting the bronze medals Team Fiji!
Another brilliantly taken try to Watisoni Votu and Fiji lead Kenya 24-5. Fiji will be wishing they played like this in the semi-final.
RT @NHirayama10: Thank you to everyone for all the support. Plate winners at the #RWC7s! Off to watch our women take this thing down! http:…— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 30/06/2013 18:49
The rain begins to fall again as Samisoni Viriviri puts a grubber kick through and scoops it up on the run to score. A superb piece of skill and Fiji now lead 17-5 in this third place play-off in the men's tournament.
USA women's captain Vanesha McGee reacts to USA finishing third: “We are really excited. We wanted to be in the final but third place feels really good. We play in rain sometimes from other tournaments but it was very slippery and the ball was pretty loose. Third place is huge for us. We are building for Rio and hopefully this will give us a good platform for that.”
Willy Ambaka scores for Kenya, his fourth try of the tournament, and Kenya now trail Fiji 12-5 at half time in this third place play-off.
Metuisela Talebula scores for Fiji. It's his sixth try of the tournament and he is now the equal top tryscorer. Moments later he scores again. His seventh try and he is now the lone top tryscorer. Fiji lead 12-0 after four minutes.
The temperature has dropped here as we await the third place play off in the men's tournament between Fiji and Kenya. The USA women's team are just accepting their bronze medals after winning the third place play-off in the Women's tournament.
RT @irbwomens: And USA get the sudden death score through Vanesha McGee so finish third after a 10-5 win over Spain #RWC7s— USA Rugby (@USA Rugby) 30/06/2013 18:32
Vanesha McGee scores the crucial sudden death try to ensure that USA win the women's 3rd place playoff, defeating Spain 10-5.
Spain create an overlap and show good handling in tricky conditions to set Angela del Pan free. She sprints in to score and make it 5-5 at full time against USA.
We will go into sudden death extra time in the women's 3rd place playoff!
No score so far in the second half of the women's 3rd place playoff between Spain and USA. USA still lead 5-0.
Spain's Berta Garcia looks like she is in for the equalising score, but Victoria Folayan comes up with a great cpvering tackle to deny her. USA lead Spain 5-0 at half time in the women's 3rd place playoff.
USA have been in the Spain half for the first three minutes of this match and their greater bulk tells when Emilie Bydwell powers through the Spanish defence to score. USA lead Spain 5-0 in the women's third place playoff.
Here's a good fact for you - Canada men only lost one match all weekend - to New Zealand.
.@USAWomens7s vs Spain for #RWC7s 3rd Place up next 12:10PM ET. Starters: Potter, Griffin, Owsiany, Rozier, Ringgengerg, Folyayan, Bydewell— USA Rugby (@USA Rugby) 30/06/2013 18:10
Back to the women now and it's the Plate final between USA and Spain! The teams are on the pitch. USA to kick off.
Reaction from the women's tournament...
Australia coach Chris Lane: "The tournament has been a huge success for women's rugby, that's for sure. Obviously disappointing to be taking the Plate home instead of the Cup but that is the way it goes.
"We have got a young squad here and we will be a lot better for these experiences."
FT: Canada 19-12 http://t.co/xoaDNnhDQ9 Congratulations to @RugbyCanada who have won the #RWC7s plate— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 30/06/2013 18:06
Finally Samoa get on the scoreboard. Lio Lolo dummies and skips past a couple of Canada tackles to slide over the try line. Seconds later Lolo repeates the trick, but it is too late as Canada claim the men's Plate Cup final, defeating Samoa 19-12.
Hirayama HAT TRICK! Samoa's Afa Aiono is sent to the bin for striking a Canada player. Hirayama pounces from the penalty tap to score his third try of the match and stretch Canada's lead to 19-0.
We're underway again in the men's Plate final between Canada and Samoa. Canada lead 12-0.
Nathan Hirayama scores his second in the space of two minutes and Canada have a 12-0 lead over Samoa at half time in the men's Plate final.
It's a slippery affair between Samoa and Canada, typified by the first try. Canada's Nathan Hirayama rides his luck and a favourable bounce of the ball to score the try.
Canada lead Samoa 7-0 in the men's Plate final with two minutes of the first half remaining.
Well played the @EnglandRugby women and bad luck! #RWC7s— Stephen Engel (@Stephen Engel) 30/06/2013 17:47
Next up, we're back to the men's tournament and the Plate final between Samoa and Canada. Who is going to win? Let us know #RWC7s and @irbsevens NOW.
AUS TRY: Sharni Williams sprints through to clinch #RWC7s plate title for Wallabies with 14-5 victory. Brave effort from @barrymad's side.— Official RFU (@Official RFU) 30/06/2013 17:41
But eventually Sharni Williams finds a gap and powers through to score. Australia defeat England 14-5 to claim the Plate in the women's competition. Well done Australia!
Some massive collisions in this Eng/Aus women's plate final! #LoveIt #RWC7s— Eamon (@Eamon) 30/06/2013 17:38
Both Australia and England women are extremely tired now. The heat has been replaced by an extremely wet pitch. Australia have the possession, but cannot make any headway through the England defence.
Reaction from the men's tournament...
Vasily Artemyev of Russia, winners of the Bowl: "It is amazing for us to get some silverware on home soil, it is the first time such a rugby tournament took place in Moscow. I hope it is a sign of things to come as well and it is a great thing to be up there and to be greeted by your own fans
"Hopefully we have done enough on day three to redeem ourselves in the eyes of our fans, show that we can play rugby. We are nearly there, we will be there soon and there are loads of us to come in the future."
England much better at the start of the second half in this women's Plate final. Rachael Burford snipes away from the back of a ruck and touches down. The conversion is missed so Australia lead 7-5 with four minutes to go.
Into the second half in the Plate Final between Australia and England - Still 7-0 to Australia. http://t.co/tnxHdJB0BY #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 17:31
RT @irbwomens: Slippery conditions are making it tough for both sides out there with some early errors. http://t.co/tnxHdJB0BY #RWC7s— susan carty (@susan carty) 30/06/2013 17:29
Australia lead England 7-0 in the women's Plate final. England yet to get into the game and Australia have had all the possession and territory.
You can almost sense a lull in the crowd after Russia men's Bowl victory. But Australia's Katrina Barker livens them up with the first try, scoring under the posts and sliding on to the back of the dead ball area. Australia lead England 7-0.
RT @KResearcher: Proud of our #Kenya7s team you did us proud and represented a whole continent at World Cup Semi-Finals #rwc7s— Pastor M (@Pastor M) 30/06/2013 17:23
The USA women's team emerge from the tunnel for their warm up ahead of their third place playoff against Spain. No score in England v Australia yet.
The rain looks to have abated, but the pitch is still very wet in places.
We're off in the women's Plate final between England and Australia.
Fiji women’s coach Timoci Wainiqilo was delighted after his new looking side won the Bowl title: “I am really proud for all of our girls. They showed real power and we know the weather was tough but we dug in. We played with a lot of hunger and we are going to get better. We only have a small number of Clubs in Fiji and we are working on that. We would love to play more tournaments and we look forward to that.”
#Rugby7Bears win the Bowl in front of our home fans! #RWC7s #GoBearsGo #GoBearsGo #GoBearsGo!— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 30/06/2013 17:16
Vladislav Lazarenko races away to score for Russia and they now lead 22-5. Denis Simplikevich scores another try after the siren and Russia have won this Men's Bowl Final 29-5.
USA Women's 7s Team to face Spain for third place in the RWC 7s in Moscow! GO USA! #RWC7s @USAWomens7s @irbwomens— Ruckie the Moose (@Ruckie the Moose) 30/06/2013 17:10
Russia go in again through Alexsandr Ianiushkin and they now lead 15-5 over Japan in this Men's Bowl Final. The chant goes up: "Russ-i-ya! Russ-i-ya!"
RT @RugbyCanada: Canada has advanced to their first ever Women's Sevens World Cup final with a 10-0 win over Spain! #RWC7s #GOCanadaGO— Allison Adams (@Allison Adams) 30/06/2013 17:06
RT @BlitzBokke: Congratulations to @SARefs' @rastarack who will have the whistle in the #RWC7s Cup Final: @nz7s vs @Official_RFU Wear LONG …— Nabeelah Gamieldien (@Nabeelah Gamieldien) 30/06/2013 17:06
So am done *crying*...we still got anaa game to go against Fiji...#Shujaapride #Kenya7s #rwc7s all the best..— Pyureetiey (@Pyureetiey) 30/06/2013 17:05
And now Vasily Artemyev goes over to increase Russia's lead to 10-0. But Japan hit back immediately through Lepuha Latuila and at half time in this Men's Bowl Final Russia lead Japan 10-5.
Alexsandr Ianiushkin follows up a grubber kick and skids over to score. Russia lead Japan 5-0 in the Men's Bowl Final.
A huge roar as the hosts Russia take the field in the Men's Bowl Final against Japan.
Fiji are now beng presented with the Women's Bowl - a piece of silverware on their RWC Sevens debut!
Congratulations to Fiji Women's 7s for winning the Bowl!!!!!!!!!!! #RWC7s— Johann Mendoza (@Johann Mendoza) 30/06/2013 16:52
Netherlands attack after the full time siren but Fiji hold on and claim the Women's Bowl Final 12-10. A great result for Fiji.
RT @IRBSevens: The linesman is unable to escape the torrents of rain coming down #RWC7s http://t.co/yMUqluNVss— Ferra Iron Maiden (@Ferra Iron Maiden) 30/06/2013 16:49
The Men's Cup Final will now be played at 9.28pm Moscow time. The Women's Cup Final will be at 9.00pm Moscow time.
Come on @Official_RFU 7s boys!!!Take the World Cup to finish the season!!! #RWC7s— Michael McFarlane (@Michael McFarlane) 30/06/2013 16:47
Fiji hit back once again, Pricilla Sauvavi Siata managing to touch down under pressure, converted from in front, lead 12-10 #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 16:46
Great work from Fiji and they go in for a try through Priscilla Sauvavi Siata. The conversion is good from Rusila Nagasau and Fiji lead 12-10. 82 seconds left.
Netherlands race away to score through Annemarije van Rossum and Netherlands lead Fiji 10-5 in this Women's Bowl Final.
Annemarije van Rossum slides over the line to give the Netherlands the lead again, 10-5 after missed conversion #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 16:43
RT @UKenyatta: Well in #Kenya7s. You have done Kenya Proud #RWC7s— D'LITE (@ D'LITE ) 30/06/2013 16:41
Will the water-logged conditions at the #RWC7s be a game changer for the Women's Cup Final between @RugbyCanada & @nz7s? We'll see. #WRugby— Jeff Hull (@Jeff Hull) 30/06/2013 16:41
HT: 5-5 between Netherlands and Fiji http://t.co/ku1G9AfrLF #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 16:39
It's 5-5 here in the Women's Bowl Final between the Netherlands and Fiji. A try to Kelly van Harskamp for the Netherlands was cancelled out by a runaway try to Fiji by Viniana Naisaluwaki Riwai.
RT @mugokibati: Terrific play #Kenya7s - you've done us proud at #RWC7s! Champions you are @MikeFriday09 @KenyaRugby247 @KenyaRugbyUnion— Rob N Jillo (@Rob N Jillo) 30/06/2013 16:38
RT @MwangiJosiah: “@IRBSevens The view from the Kenyan bench #RWC7s http://t.co/hVMU8D47yN”— David Biama (@David Biama) 30/06/2013 16:35
Now we have the Women's Bowl Final between the Netherlands and Fiji.
Kenya race away but Dan Norton pulls off a try saving tackle and England win 12-5. England will play New Zealand in the Final.
England are penalised for pushing Kenya off the ball. One last chance for Kenya.
Kenya have the ball on the halfway line. They chip ahead. England kick into touch. Kenya line out 22 metres from England line. Rain teeming down.
Now the ball goes loose in England's 22. Kenya on the attack. Line out to England 25 metres out from their line.
And Kenya are in to score through Andrew Amonde. Kenya are back in it at 12-5.
Kenya knock on again. They just can't hold on to the ball in these wet conditions. Play is in Kenya 22. England on the attack.
Kenya trail 12-0 at half time as the rain continues to tumble down. They have a lot to do in this second half.
England kick ahead again and Kenya just win the race for the ball to save the try. England lead 12-0 at half time.
Kenya have a penalty and attack from 60 metres out.
Two and a half minutes to go in the first half. Kenya must score to get back in the match but there is so much water they can't keep hold of the ball.
Kenya knock on from the kick off and Dan Norton kicks it ahead. He chases and touches down to score. England lead 12-0.
Kenya knock on again and Dan Norton sprints away to score for England. Conversion is good and England lead 7-0.
England kick off and Kenya knock on. England spread the ball wide from the scrum but Kenya stop them five metres out.
Kenya and England are on the field. Rain pouring down again.
Fiji almost go into score but the ball floats out of reach. New Zealand hold on and they win the first Cup semi-final 17-0. They will now face the winner of Kenya and England, who are up next, in the Cup Final.
Unfortunately we have lost the live stream at the moment but it's still New Zealand 17 Fiji 0.
RT @BernardNdong Play has resumed at the #RWC7s second half now and #NZ7s lead 17 - 0 #Fiji7s— Celestine Karoney (@Celestine Karoney) 30/06/2013 15:56
If New Zealand go on to win both the Men's and Women's Tournaments here, which looks likely, they will be the world champions in both Men's and Women's Fifteens and Men's and Women's Sevens. Who can stop the All Blacks machine?
New Zealand go in for another try through Bryce Heem and they now lead 17-0 at Half Time as the rain comes down again.
And we are ready to re-commence in the first Cup semi-final. New Zealand lead Fiji 12-0 with three minutes left in the first half.
A big cheer as Kenya come out to warm up. They are up in the second Cup semi-final against England, due up after Fiji and New Zealand.
RT @IRBSevens: Kenyans getting ready for their huge quarter-final against France #RWC7s http://t.co/2HIGNWP6hH— Serem Gideon (@Serem Gideon ) 30/06/2013 15:41
RT @BernardNdong: Media Center , a buzz of inactivity as we wait for the games to resume #RWC7s meanwhile play to resume in 10min officials…— Citizen TV News (@Citizen TV News) 30/06/2013 15:41
RT @UKenyatta: Heading to Impala Club to watch the #RWC7s semifinals. Join me in cheering #TeamKenya #Kenya7s on.— JB Ndirangu (@JB Ndirangu) 30/06/2013 15:41
Fiji are back on the field warming up as we get ready to re-commence play here in Moscow at the RWC Sevens 2013 after the thunderstorm interruption.
RT @IRBSevens: Still rain, thunder and lightning in Moscow at #RWC7s. Will let you know when we are back underway. http://t.co/hdTNdMTnTf— Reu Ben® (@Reu Ben®) 30/06/2013 15:27
There has just been another lightning bolt and thunder clap, so we may be delayed a little longer still.
Just to recap where we are.....
New Zealand were leading Fiji 12-0 in the middle of the first half of the first men's Cup semi final when the storm arrived.
Whenever we get the go ahead, the teams will return to the pitch to complete the match.
Then England and Kenya will take to the field for the second men's Cup semi.
Worth waiting for, we hope you agree!
And here's some of the great moments of day one from the women's tournament.
While we wait for the storm to pass here's some highlights of day two of the men's tournament.
Spanish women's captain Marina Bravo was proud of her side’s efforts in Moscow: “Getting to the semi finals was a big achievement. We felt we could beat Canada but we made too many errors and we couldn’t get the score we needed. There are a lot of positives for us. We are really excited to be in the World Series next season and I am so proud of my team for all of the effort they gave. Beating Australia in the final play was a great result for us and we never give up.”
And now DJ Forbes scores. The classy All Black Sevens are simply squeezing Fiji out of the game. There is nothing Fiji can do. An amazing conversion by Tomasi Cama and New Zealand lead 12-0.
New Zealand are out to a 5-0 lead through a try to Tim Mikkelson brilliantly set up by Tomasi Cama. The try greeted by a huge clap of thunder!
We're off in the semi-final of the Men's tournament. There's thunder around the stadium and thunder on the field too as New Zealand meet Fiji.
RT @IRBSevens: Congratulations @KenyaRugbyUnion for making the #RWC7s semi-finals in one of the most exciting games of the tournament! #Ken…— Emmified (@Emmified) 30/06/2013 14:40
Final will be at 20:25 Moscow time so make sure you don't miss it live on http://t.co/FI2yx5jnrf #RWC7s— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 14:40
Ghislaine Landry scores her second try for Canada and they go on to win this second Cup semi-final 10-0 over Spain. They will now play New Zealand in the Final of the 2013 Women's RWC Sevens here in Moscow.
T minus 10 mins for the first #rwc7s semi final: Fiji NZ in Moscow, then Eng Ken in half an hour. #businessendofthetournament— Hong Kong Sevens (@Hong Kong Sevens) 30/06/2013 14:31
USA Women's head coach Ric Suggit spoke to us after the loss to New Zealand: “The girls showed their courage and I am really proud of them. New Zealand are a team to beat, they are incredibly skilled so credit to them. We lost a bit of our composure early on but in the second half we took it to them. We will go home and rest up – they will get three weeks off to recover and we will start to build for what is going to be a fantastic season next year that the IRB are putting together for us.”
HT Canada 5-0 Spain http://t.co/tnxHdJB0BY #RWC7s Landry has a knack of scoring late tries, she scored winner with 10s left to win QF!— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 30/06/2013 14:27
Amazing tackle from Barbara Pla of Spain saves a certain try and scores are locked up at 0-0 thirty seconds before half time. But finally Canada go over through a try to Ghislaine Landry. The conversion is unsuccessful and Canada lead Spain 5-0 in this Cup semi-final of the women's tournament to see who will go through to face New Zealand in the Final.