The All Blacks Sevens men's rugby team has edged their way into the quarterfinals of the World Series in Cape Town, despite a wave of inconsistent performances. The surprise 19-7 defeat at the hands of Canada was a blow, but a decisive 35-5 victory over Australia put them back in the race. Their journey wasn't without further hurdles, though, as they suffered a 21-14 loss against Samoa. The standout performance came from Leroy Carter, who scored three tries in the first half against Australia, providing some much-needed momentum for the team.
Crucial Bonus Point Secured
In their final pool game against Samoa, the All Blacks Sevens secured a crucial bonus point. This ultimately allowed them to progress to the next round as the second-best third-placed team. Their next challenge lies in the quarterfinals, where they are set to face a formidable Ireland team.
Black Ferns Sevens March On
Meanwhile, the New Zealand women's team, the Black Ferns Sevens, have also advanced to the quarterfinals. They achieved this feat by winning all their pool games, showcasing their dominance in the tournament. Portia Woodman-Wickliffe put up a notable performance, further strengthening their position. The Black Ferns Sevens will face off against Canada in the quarterfinals.
Other quarterfinal matchups include South Africa vs. Australia and Argentina vs. Canada for the men. On the women's side, Australia will clash with Ireland and Great Britain will face the United States. Both the men's and women's quarterfinals promise high-stakes competition and are sure to be a thrilling spectacle for rugby fans around the world.