The All Blacks Sevens hadn't won the New Zealand leg of the World Sevens Series in the two years it had been in Hamilton.

And with the event moving elsewhere in New Zealand for 2021, they were running out of opportunities.

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But playing alongside the women's event for the first time in New Zealand, it seemed only fitting for both Kiwi teams to take out their respective titles.

The All Blacks Sevens overcame a tough French team to do so, claiming a 27-5 win after the Black Ferns Sevens' 24-7 win in their final against Canada.


After seeing off Wales, Scotland and the ever-dangerous USA, the All Blacks Sevens took out a tough semifinal clash against Australia to book a final against France.

In their first final on New Zealand soil, France provided a strong challenge but a yellow card for a neck roll on halftime opened the door for the hosts to build a 12-5 lead at the break with tries from Scott Curry and Regan Ware.

But while they fought valiantly in the first half, the second belonged to the Kiwis, with Vilimoni Koroi scoring before Curry crossed for two more to seal a hat-trick, the win and a double for New Zealand.

The win sees the All Blacks Sevens extend their lead at the top of the leaderboard, building a handy lead after South Africa, who were second coming into Hamilton, finished 10th in Hamilton.

"We talked about it at the start of the week, we wanted to win this tournament and how hard it was going to be to do it with no quarter-finals. To get the job done was just awesome," All Blacks Sevens star Tim Mikkelson said.

"It took all 12 of us to win all the games here and I think that's a strength of this group; it doesn't matter who comes off the bench, everyone brings impact and we saw that late at the end of the games. Full credit to the boys."