6 May 2014

All Blacks Sevens all but assured of title

3:29 pm on 6 May 2014

The defending champion New Zealand men's rugby sevens side have all but secured a 12th World Series title after crushing Canada 54-7 to win the penultimate tournament in Scotland.

The All Blacks Sevens beat Australia 19-7 in the quarter-finals before edging Fiji 19-14 to reach the final.

Coach Gordon Tietjens says he was impressed by his team's ruthless display in the tournament decider.

The Glasgow crown extends New Zealand's lead to a near unassailable 19 points at the top of the overall standings with just the England tournament remaining, meaning bar a disaster Tietjens men should successfully defend their title.