England Sevens beaten by Fiji in Cape Town
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 11, 2017,
Dec 11, 2017, 1:10
Joseva Ravouvou scored a double for New zealand while Vilimoni Koroi, Tim Mikkelson, Regan Ware and Sione Molia all crossed over in an emphatic performance.
New Zealand haven't won a men's title since March 2016, when they defeated South Africa in the final of the Vancouver Sevens.
NZ moved to the top of the overall standings on 41 points with their victory in Cape Town‚ after finishing as runners-up to the Blitzboks in Dubai last weekend.
Curry added: "We started fresh today and really worked for each other and that's what won it for us".
The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after they were stunned by old foes New Zealand 19-12 in the semi-finals of the Cup competition.
Sunday was a hard day for the home team who faced Fiji in a tricky quarterfinal encounter‚ which they eventually won 31-26‚ despite trailing 21-5 moment before halftime.
It's their first tournament victory on the circuit in 20 months.
Australia hit back early in the second half with tries from Simon Kennewell and Lewis Holland to leave only nine points separating the great sporting rivals.
New Zealand also had the last word in the fight when Joe Webber ran in the last try of the match to take the score to 19-12.
With time up in the firs half Cecil Afrika slithered through a small gap in the Kiwi defence to score and give the Blitzboks a narrow 12-7 halftime lead after Branco du Preez converted. Conversions: Koroi (1), Andrew Knewstubb (1).