Sev­ens side stum­ble in Dubai

Weekend Herald - - Cricket -

The New Zealand women's sev­ens side failed to make the semi­fi­nals of a World Se­ries tour­na­ment for only the third time af­ter los­ing 14- 12 to the United States in yes­ter­day’s Dubai quar­ter- fi­nals. New Zealand beat the US 45- 14 in pool play the pre­vi­ous day but were downed in their re­match af­ter con­ced­ing a con­verted try four min­utes af­ter the fi­nal hooter. The men’s team started their Dubai cam­paign with a 24- 12 vic­tory over Samoa yes­ter­day. Samoa led 12- 5 at half­time but New Zealand won with three sec­ond- half tries. The Kiwi men also re­quired a come­back to beat Ar­gentina 21- 19 in their sec­ond game. Trail­ing 19- 7, New Zealand scored two con­verted tries in the last four min­utes to get home.

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