All Blacks Sevens just won the World Cup, defending their title and joining the Black Ferns Sevens at the top

Sevens Rugby 23/07/2018

The All Blacks Sevens have defended their World Cup title with a tense 33-12 win over England at San Francisco.

Sione Molia opened the scoring for the Kiwis, when he broke the English defensive line and sprinted away for a try that was converted.

Molia also had New Zealand's second, diving over from a goal-line ruck to capitalising on a long period of territory advantage.

But just seconds before half-time, Mike Ellery pulled back a try for England, after a long run by Dan Norton down the right side-line.

The All Blacks held a 14-7 advantage at the break, but extended that with a try in the left corner by Joseva Ravouvou soon after the restart.

They let themselves down, though, with some weak tackling that allowed Ruaridh McConnochie to tip-toe down the side-line for a try that brought England back within a converted try.

With less than a minute on the clock, Akulia Rokolisoa sealed the victory, running of the shoulder of a half break and eluding the final despairing English tackle.

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