Published: Mon, May 22, 2017
Finance | By Laverne Griffith

Scotland Record First Victory Over New Zealand In 112 Years

Scotland Record First Victory Over New Zealand In 112 Years

Scotland defended their title at the London Sevens on a weekend that saw them post their first ever win over the mighty New Zealand.

"What a year, I'm unbelievably proud of the boys", he said.

It was 12-5 when Werner Kok raced through from the kickoff, but when the winger was sin-binned for an alleged neck roll, England scored the equaliser.

Richard de Carpentier had a try disallowed because he put a hand in touch, but England went into halftime 7-0 up.

England playmaker Oliver Lindsay-Hague, who scored three tries in the semi-final win over Canada, was carried off on a cart early, but his teammates responded with a sensational try.

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Afrika added his second try of the match soon after the restart to extend the Blitzboks lead to 21-12 but once again, Australia answered with an unconverted try of their own thanks to Alex Gibbon with South Africa now leading 21-17.

Their hopes of breaking that drought disappeared in the quarter-finals when they lost 24-21 to eventual tournament champions Scotland, having squandered a 21-0 lead following tries to Sam Dickson, Fa'asiu Fuatai and Andrew Knewstubb.

LONDON -Canada capped off a stirring World Series season with a bronze medal Sunday at the London Sevens.

Roared on by the London crowd, the Scots kept their composure and went through the phases to put Farndale over for his second and celebrations ensued on the side-line, as Scotland beat New Zealand for the first time in rugby history.

The Langford-based Canadian men's rugby team ran with the best of them at Twickenham in the London Sevens on Saturday and prevailed 22-19 in a stunning upset over 2016 Rio Olympic Games gold-medallist Fiji. "I've got a hell of a lot of pride and it's tough to say goodbye".

Canada will face Argentina on Sunday morning.

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