Aussie Rugby Sevens Team Campaign For Gold

The SA Sevens team show off their Commonwealth Games kit

South Africa battled to get their hands on the ball and deliver sustained attacks, while New Zealand managed to break the defensive line much easier.

The defending Commonwealth Games champions with the win, booked their spot in the semi-finals following triumphs earlier in the day against Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Cape Town - South Africa have taken a significant step towards Commonwealth Games gold by beating Scotland in their final pool match on Saturday.

The hosts then capitalised on another New Zealand error to score near the posts, but Australia missed the conversion to leave the scores locked at 12-all with less than a minute remaining.

Adriaan Nel and the BlitzBokke could be on course for another Commonwealth Games decider against New Zealand. So it's sixth or fifth for the Kiwis - a mark they usually sit around come the end of Commonwealth Games.

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Kenya's sevens team hopes to emulate China and win next year's qualification as a core team in the women's World Rugby Sevens series.

Nearly immediately after the kickoff, South Africa regained possession and Cecil Afrikia sped away to score his first try.

There are bronze medals in the offing for the Tall Blacks (v Scotland at 11am [NZ time]) and the Silver Ferns (v Jamaica at 1.02pm) who take part in third/fourth playoff matches. We'll see Aussies Patrick Tiernan and Stewart McSweyn compete for gold in the men's 10,000m final, before Michelle Jenneke and Brianna Beahan race in the women's 100m hurdles final.

The women's final is at 4.42pm, with the men's decider at 5.04pm.

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