New Zealand give SA problems again

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The All Blacks Sevens side face Argentina in the final of the world series tournament in Cape Town this morning.

Ahead 14-7 at half-time, the Kiwis ran in four second-half tries to seal the win.

The Blitzbokke held a 12-7 lead at halftime after scoring on the hooter but the All Blacks Sevens responded perfectly after Vilimoni Koroi ran 80m off the kickoff to score and tie the match.

New Zealand has shocked world series champions and hosts South Africa 19-12 in the Cup semi finals after edging England 17-12 in the quarters.

"We are over the moon and I'm so proud of how the guys played‚ not only this weekend but also the way we played in Dubai‚" NZ captain Scott Curry said.

Runners-up in the opening round of the new season in Dubai last week, New Zealand thumped Argentina 38-14 in the Cape Town final on Monday (NZ time) to go to the top of the standings.

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Sunday was a hard day for the home team who faced Fiji in a tricky quarterfinal encounter‚ which they eventually won 31-26‚ despite trailing 21-5 moment before halftime.

After a first-up 36-12 victory over Spain, the Aussies lost 31-14 to the United States and 35-12 to the Kiwis.

"You can't win the tournament on day one but you can definitely lose it".

Tries from Samuel Oliech, Dan Sikuta and Jeff Oluoch failed to rescue the casual Shujaa side from the defeat by the Samoans who scored three tries and two conversions.

New Zealand dashed the hopes of the SA team with an impressive 19-12 win.

Australia fought back early in the second period with tries to Simon Kennewell and Lewis Holland reducing the deficit to 21-12 but that was as close as they got. Conversions: Koroi‚ Andrew Knewstubb.