Rugby sevens: NZ through to Vegas final

Tomasi Cama. Photo / Getty Images
Tomasi Cama. Photo / Getty Images

New Zealand have advanced to the final at the Las Vegas Sevens after defeating South Africa 20-7 in their semifinal clash this morning.

Series leaders New Zealand were too strong for the defending champions going out to a 15-0 lead at halftime after tries to Bryce Heem, Tomasi Cama and Mark Jackman.

Captain DJ Forbes completed the victory with a barnstorming try in the second half. South Africa scored a consolation try in the final play of the game.

New Zealand will play 2010 winners Samoa in the final after they defeated fellow Pacific Islanders Fiji 14-12. New Zealand last won the Vegas event in 2008.

- HERALD ONLINE

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