Welcome to the Rotorua Daily Post online coverage of the Bayleys National Sevens. Keep checking back throughout the weekend for updates of scores from the men's and women's competitions.
W= Women's, M= Men's
We are now into Day 2 of the sevens action. Today is finals day with pool positions decided last night teams are now vying for the Championship, Plate, Bowl and Shield.
Men's Championship Final
Auckland 17 Wellington 28 (5-19)
Women's Championship Final
Auckland 12 Manawatu 19 (7-14)
Manawatu 40 Bay of Plenty 17 (19-12)
Disappointment for the Bay but Manawatu were all over the Bay from the get-go scoring two fast tries. Going into half-time with a 5 point deficit it still looked open but Manawatu closed down on the Bay and made the most of their own opportunities.
Counties Manukau 26 North Harbour 28 (14-7)
Mid Canterbury 7 Waikato 34 (7-7)
W Plate Final
Otago 12 Taranaki 21 (5-7)
W Bowl Final
Canterbury 31 Southland 7 (14-0)
Taranaki 5 Wellington 10 (0-5)
Wellington join Auckland in the final, to be played at 7.30pm.
Auckland 17 Northland 14 (5-7)
Auckland the first team through to the final.
Bay of Plenty 21 Otago 19 (14-7)
Bay of Plenty will play Otago for the Plate at 6.25pm. It was a fiercely contested match with the lead swapping sides throughout. A solo effort through the posts from Filipo Nakosi saved the day for the Bay with a try in the dying seconds to level. The successful conversion meant the Bay avoided extra time and the dreaded golden point.
North Harbour 24 Southland 21 (5-7)
Manawatu 26 Canterbury 19 (19-7)
Hawkes Bay 17 Counties Manukau 27 (10-12)
W Cup semifinal
Auckland 17 Waikato 12* (12-5)
Unbeaten in the tournament so far, Auckland will take on Manawatu in the final at 6.55pm.
Tasman 12 Waikato 22 (5-10)
Waikato will play Mid Canterbury in the final at 5.35pm
W Cup semifinal
Counties Manukau 5 Manawatu 24 (0-12)
Defending champions Manawatu through to the final.
Poverty Bay 14 Mid Canterbury 31 (14-12)
Mid Canterbury through to the Shield final at 5.35pm
M Wellington 24 Otago 19 (12-7)
Wellington through to semis and play Auckland. Otago play Bay of Plenty in the Plate semi.
W Plate semifinal
Taranaki 24 Bay of Plenty 5 (12-5)
Taranaki take on Wellington in the Plate final at 5.10pm
M Taranaki 17 Bay of Plenty 12 (7-7)
Taranaki are through to the Cup semifinal at 4.25pm. While the Bay next play in the Plate semifinal at 3.45pm.
Bay of Plenty were out classed on the field but Te Aihe Toma showed his skill with two wide tries with one in the dying seconds. Taranaki were too strong in their defensive play to let the Bay get too much of a showing.
W Plate semifinal
Wellington 12 Otago 29 (12-7)
The Plate final is at 5.10pm.
M Northland 26 Canterbury 0 (12-0)
Northland play Auckland in the Cup semifinal, Canterbury take on Manawatu in the Plate semifinal
M Manawatu 14 Auckland 19* (7-7)
Auckland's extra time try gives them a berth in the Cup semifinal at 4.05pm. Manawatu will play in the Plate semifinal.
W Waikato 29 Bay of Plenty 5 (12-0)
Waikato through to Cup semifinal v Auckand and the Bay of Plenty now play Taranaki in the Plate semifinal.
The Bay of Plenty team were thwarted in their effort to go for the cup by a too strong Waikato. The Waikato team ran rings around them, with set moves working in their favour. One try from Ariana Mark-Solomon got some points on the board for the Bay.
M Southland 19 Waikato 17 (5-12)
Winner through to Bowl semi v North Harbour loser to Shield v Tasman.
W Auckland 22 Taranaki 7(10-7)
Auckland through to Cup semifinal, Taranaki through to Plate semifinal
M North Harbour 31 Tasman 24 (17-14)
North Harbour through to Bowl semifinal, Tasman through to Shield semifinal.
W Manawatu 10 Otago 7 (5-7)
Manawatu play Counties in Cup semifinal, Otago plays Wellington in the semifinal for the Plate.
M Counties Manukau 36 Mid Canterbury 5 (17-5)
Counties through to Bowl semifinal against Hawkes Bay. Mid Canterbury through to Shield semifinal against Poverty Bay.
W Counties Manukau 24 Wellington 5 (12-0)
Counties through to Cup semifinal at 2.45pm. Wellington go through to Plate semifinal, played at 2.05pm.
M Hawkes Bay 24 Poverty Bay 14 (7-7)
Hawkes Bay go through to the Bowl semifinal at 3.25pm, Poverty Bay through to the Shield semifinal at 2.45pm.
M Counties Manukau 21 Bay of Plenty 17 (14-7)
Despite going down to Counties in the final match of the day, Bay of Plenty have finished second in their pool behind Northland. A never-say-die attitude from the Bay led to a try in the final seconds of the match and kept them safely in second place in their pool.
M Hawkes Bay 12 Otago 29 (12-10)
W Counties Manukau 36 Bay of Plenty 0 (17-0)
Counties Manukau showed their class beating Bay of Plenty to take second spot in the women's Pool A behind Manawatu. The home side failed to shut down playmaker Cynthia Taala, who scored twice in the first half and set up a number of her side's second half tries to take the win.
M Canterbury 24 Mid Canterbury 7 (19-0)
M North Harbour 14 Taranaki 29 (7-12)
M Northland 26 Tasman 19 (12-12)
M Waikato 5 Manawatu 25
M Wellington 31 Southland 7
W Manawatu 17 Canterbury 15 (5-10)
W Auckland 29 Waikato 7 (12-0)
M Auckland 31 Poverty Bay 5 (12-5)
W Wellington 0 Otago 39 (0-27)
M Counties Manukau 19 Tasman 12 (12-7)
M North Harbour 12 Canterbury 22 (7-10)
M Manawatu 19 Otago 10 (14-5)
M Taranaki 24 Mid Canterbury 14 (19-0)
W Bay of Plenty 19 Taranaki 14 (19-7)
Two tries from Hana Tapiata and one from Stacey Waaka gave the Bay a good half time lead, which they held on to despite a second half comeback from the Taranaki team.
W Wellington 12 Southland 15 (0-15)
M Waikato 5 Hawkes Bay 33 (0-14)
W Auckland 43 Otago 5 (26-5)
W Counties Manukau 12 Manawatu 12 (10-0)
M Poverty Bay 12 Southland 31 (19-7)
W Taranaki 33 Canterbury 7 (14-7)
W Waikato 52 Southland 0 (24-0)
W Auckland 24 Wellington 7 (10-7)
M Auckland 14 Wellington 17 (14-5)
M Northland 12 Bay of Plenty 17 (5-5)
A stunning try from Akira Mako with no time left on the clock sealed the win for the Bay. Northland opened the scoring but the Bay fought back with a try from Te Aihe Toma. Half time it was 5-all and Northland were first to score again in the second half but Elliot Hagen fought back almost instantly. It was Mako who stole the show though. The Bay almost guaranteed a place in the knock-out stages.
W Bay of Plenty 0 Manawatu 43 (0-19)
Manawatu are the top seeds so not entirely unexpected to see a defeat but hopefully it won't dampen the girls' spirits too much.
M North Harbour 31 Mid Canterbury 19 (7-12)
M Hawkes Bay 19 Manawatu 19
W Otago 24 Southland 7 (17-0)
W Counties Manukau 17 Canterbury 12 (10-7)
W Waikato 27 Wellington 7
M Waikato 17 Otago 20 (7-10)
M Taranaki 12 Canterbury 10 (12-0)
W Manawatu 17 Taranaki 12 (5-0)
M Northland 29 Counties Manukau 15
M Auckland 38 Southland 14 (19-7)
W Auckland 32 Southland 0 (22-0)
M Bay of Plenty 14 Tasman 12 (7-7)
After being level at half time the Bay came out the winners thanks to two tries from Adam McGarvey.
M Wellington 28 Poverty Bay 7 (10-7)
W Bay of Plenty 19 Canterbury 19 (5-12)
The Bay turned the game around after a shocking first half to draw 19 all thanks to two last minute tries, one apiece from Gen Pearson and Kimbillie Raynes. The girls are all fired up for the rest of the tournament.
W Otago 7 Waikato 28 (0-21)
W Counties Manukau 22 Taranaki 7 (5-7)