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New Zealand lift women’s Olympic rugby sevens gold


New Zealand's team poses for a photo after winning the women's final rugby sevens AFP

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Riding high on Tyla Nathan-Wong’s wonderful performance New Zealand defeated France 26-12 to claim Olympic women’s rugby sevens gold on Saturday.

Nathan-Wong scored a try and three conversions in New Zealand’s victory. Michaela Blyde, Gayle Broughton and Stacey Fluhler helped Baby Ferns establish a 19-5 lead by the end of half-time.

New Zealand dominated the second-half also as Nathan-Wong converted her own try to seal gold, one better than the silver they won in Rio in 2016. Fiji beat Britain 21-12 to win bronze, with Alowesi Nakoci scoring two tries and making two try-saving tackles. It was the first Olympic medals ever for Fijian women.

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