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Friday, October 15, 2010

New Zealand take Gold yet again at the Commonwealth Games Sevens

New Zealand came back from being 7-17 down to beat Australia 24-17 as they took gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens tournament in Delhi, sealing the win with a later try to Kurt Baker.

Despite trailing, New Zealand captain DJ Forbes said they never panicked. "We were down but never out. In Sevens, it's not really tough to upturn such a slender margin. After having won this tournament three times in a row, there is always big pressure. Going through the way we did is great."

It’s an impressive fourth consecutive Gold medal at the games. "We were under pressure but we saw through it. Well, it's fourth for the team but for me, it's the first. Makes it all the more exciting," said try scorer Baker.

They've now not lost a match since they first won the inaugural tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. They went on to win in Manchester, then Melbourne, and now Delhi.

South Africa won bronze with a 17-14 victory over England. Fiji were unfortunately not in the tournament, as they had been suspended by the Commonwealth for political reasons.

The Australians didn’t come out tops but a few of their players have impressed enough to be included in the Wallabies’ 36-man touring squad to play the All Blacks in Hong Kong and then tour Europe.

Lachie Turner, Luke Morahan, Pat McCutcheon, and Nick Phipps have been selected for the tour where after facing the All Blacks, they will go up against Wales, Leicester, Munster, England, France, and Italy. The squad will be reduced to 30 for the latter two games.

Wallaby squad: Ben Alexander, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Berrick Barnes, Kurtley Beale, Richard Brown, Luke Burgess, Mark Chisholm, Quade Cooper, Rod Davies, Ben Daley, Huia Edmonds, Rocky Elsom (captain), Anthony Faingaa, Saia Faingaa, Will Genia, Matt Giteau, Scott Higginbotham, Matt Hodgson, Peter Hynes, Van Humphries, Salesi Ma’afu, Pat McCabe, Ben McCalman, Pat McCutcheon, Drew Mitchell, Stephen Moore, Luke Morahan, Dean Mumm, James O’Connor, Nick Phipps, David Pocock, Benn Robinson, Nathan Sharpe, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Lachie Turner.

Time: 06:45



  • Primoris

    By Anonymous Chris, at October 15, 2010 1:30 am  

  • Yes very good work for the boys. Thats 4 in a row booya!

    By Anonymous NZSEVENS, at October 15, 2010 1:52 am  

  • its 7s, who gives a shit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 1:56 am  

  • 7's is awesome troll boy!

    How quick is Stowers, wow. Left Turner for dead! (I know he was fresh and turner must have been tired).... Still, great pace!

    By Anonymous Boom!, at October 15, 2010 2:00 am  

  • "its 7s, who gives a shit."

    Without the Sevens game the 15 aside would be nowhere near as popular and global as it is today.

    Think of all the countries who's interest in rugby was built on the back of the Seven-a-side game.

    People who hate Sevens are short sighted. And usually overweight forwards.

    By Anonymous Chris, at October 15, 2010 2:06 am  

  • could we have a full resume of the commonwealth 7s tournament??

    By Anonymous Belgian Dave, at October 15, 2010 2:06 am  

  • "its 7s, who gives a shit."

    I'm guessing your team is hopeless as sevens then? Like the other posters have said it is a good advert for rugby. Its now an olympic sport which means more exposure and can only be good for the game.

    You just need to stop being a sore loser

    By Anonymous NZSEVENS, at October 15, 2010 2:22 am  

  • This was a really entertaining game to watch.
    Now that the top nations are taking sevens seriously, it's come on in leaps and bounds.
    Real proffesional these days, but the nature of ti means that teams like Kenya and Portugal actually compete well.

    By Anonymous Bill, at October 15, 2010 3:10 am  

  • Wow... that No 11 (Baker) is a real twat - talk about a bad winner. No need for that and should have got a smack for it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 8:32 am  

  • ^^^
    Yeah, what was the point of that? What a tosser.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 8:47 am  

  • Agree with the Baker comments; that was totally unncessary.

    Maybe it's just something between the Kiwis and Aussies. Anyone remember George Gregan screaming at the All Blacks at the RWC2003? I believe it was "4 more years, boys!".

    Still, uncalled for. Great match though, gotta love 7s rugby!

    By Anonymous Sander, at October 15, 2010 9:39 am  

  • Sevens rugby is a load of boring shite , I accept the fitness levels necessary to play but it is so boring

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 9:49 am  

  • Definately agree with the Baker comments, must have just been the adrenaline i suppose - He had just won a Gold Medal at the CG.

    7's takes more then just pace, its skill, look at DJ forbes, great skills but not the quickest guy.

    Did anyone see his Grizzly Adams stlye beard on the first day? HERO!

    By Anonymous Bradders, at October 15, 2010 10:09 am  

  • Totally agree with this - 'People who hate Sevens are short sighted. And usually overweight forwards.'
    I'll add to it, people who can't catch too.

    Think Christian Cullen, Brent Russell, Israel Dagg, Gio Aplon.. that's just a few - they've all made their name in Sevens before becoming great fifteens players. To mock Sevens is absolutely narrow minded and quite childish actually. Boring is certainly one thing it isn't.

    And to the troll, a lot of people happen to give a shit. So keep comments like that to yourself. This website isn't just for your personal satisfaction ffs.

    About Baker, I also thought it was a little harsh, but really not the worst thing in the world. It shows a bit of arrogance but he's no criminal. :)

    Thx RD, I hadn't seen these highlights till now.

    By Anonymous Laz, at October 15, 2010 10:20 am  

  • In short - well done DJ Forbes, he has been a superb captain for the Kiwi's (that said by me an England fan). Having watched NZ and all the other 7s teams at Murrayfield twice in recent years I always enjoy the chance to watch the faster players having a chance to stretch their legs. it's good fun and a magic day out - lighten up fellas...

    Now to Kurt Baker...found his behaviour a bit of a shame really. If you can't win or lose with dignity then it says more about your own faults then the opposition.

    By Anonymous NiWiTa, at October 15, 2010 2:15 pm  

  • anybody remember bakers dirty mullet a few years back? he dyed the back of it blonde. that thing was a piece of art

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 3:30 pm  

  • Yes I do anon - that was indeed a very special haircut! he he he....looked a bird had shat on his head...

    Still annoyingly good player though

    By Anonymous NiWiTa, at October 15, 2010 4:23 pm  

  • yeah sevens in india

    By Anonymous rosh, at October 15, 2010 4:32 pm  

  • 7s is so much fun to watch and play - glad its finally got into the olympics for Rio.

    It would be great if RD could somehow get a compilation of the top tries from the competition.

    By Blogger Comrade Mongubu, at October 15, 2010 7:48 pm  

  • This was a great game to watch and had some really dynamic tries. I’d never really watched the 7s before the Comm Games but I have to say I’m a fan.

    By Blogger 2020, at October 15, 2010 9:18 pm  

  • aha bakers the man cheeky az u like .. ! good work broz..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 17, 2010 3:43 pm  

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