GOLD for Women’s Sevens

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The New Zealand women’s rugby sevens side has won gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Kiwi side was too strong for the French and dominated from the opening whistle, winning 26-12.

New Zealand got off to a flying start, scoring a try in the first 2 minutes through Michaela Blyde. France then hit back in the 5th minute. But Stacey Fluhler scored a try on the stroke of half time to give New Zealand a 19-5 lead at break.

France came back at the start of the second half with a well taken try. However, New Zealand dominated the final minutes and ran out 26-12 winners.

In the third and forth play off game Fiji claimed the bronze by beating Great Britain 21-12.

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