CHAM­PI­ONS OF THE WORLD

NZ Rugby World - - The Breakdown -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS TO BOTH THE NEW ZEALAND UN­DER 20S AND TO THE BLACK FERNS SEV­ENS WHO WERE BOTH CROWNED WORLD CHAM­PI­ONS IN JUNE.

The Un­der 20s won the Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onship in Tbil­isi when they stormed through their group and then crushed France and Eng­land.

Their vic­tory in the fi­nal against the lat­ter was a de­mo­li­tion job that showed the young Ki­wis’ power, pace and skill.

Their tri­umph is the sixth time New Zealand have won the ti­tle.

The Black Ferns Sev­ens fin­ished an­other strong year by win­ning the World Se­ries Sev­ens ti­tle.

The Black Ferns Sev­ens beat France in their semi­fi­nal, mean­ing they couldn’t be caught by near­est chal­lengers Aus­tralia and Canada. They went on to beat Aus­tralia 22-7 in the tour­na­ment fi­nal in France to seal a fourth se­ries ti­tle since it be­gan back in 2012.

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