Sevens: NZ women through to quarters

The New Zealand women's sevens team enjoyed a clean sweep on day one of the women's sevens world series tournament in Guangzhou, China yesterday, conceding only one try in their three outings.

The wins over the Netherlands (20-5), Brazil (29-0) and Tunisia (59-0), set them up for a quarter-final clash against Ireland that was due to be played at 3pm today (NZT).

Coach Sean Horan said: ``It was a great day in very trying conditions. The girls skill and work ethic was superb. It's really exciting to be playing in such a unique environment here in China. The quality of the women's sevens is getting higher and higher which is great for the game.''

New Zealand currently leads the series on 34 points from Australia (30 points). The next and last tournament in the series is in Amsterdam on May 17-18.

- APNZ

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