New Zealand storm to Twickenham sevens title
May 29, 2001

The New Zealand sevens squad head off to Cardiff and the final round of the World Sevens series confident of retaining their title after taking the Twickenham leg of the series on Monday.

In Monday's final they got the better of Australia 19-12, after an injury to Karl Te Nana had threatened to upset their progress. But led by Northlander Jared Going, Gordon Tietjens' side showed the spirit and commitment that has made them such difficult opponents during the two years of the series.

Australia headed the kiwis 12-7 with less than five minutes to play and it took an injury time try from Amasio Valence to break the 12-12 deadlock. Auckland's Mana Ashford then kicked a touchline conversion to secure the victory.

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