12 Oct 2010

New Zealand make rugby sevens final

11:57 pm on 12 October 2010

New Zealand's rugby sevens team has claimed a place in the Commonwealth Games final, after a 33-12 semi-final win against England in Delhi.

New Zealand lead 12-nil at half-time, after two tries from the captain DJ Forbes.

New Zealand's Tomasi Cama scored shortly after the half-time break, before England scored a runaway try to make it 19-7 with four minutes remaining.

But New Zealand refused to ease up, and Lote Raikabula and Tomasi Cama both crossed the line to put the win beyond doubt.

England scored a consolation try after the full-time hooter to make it 33-12 at full-time.

New Zealand, who've won the past three Commonwealth titles, will play Australia for the gold medal, after they defeated South Africa 17-7 in the other semi-final.

The final will kick-off at about quarter-past 12.