Bok Women whacked on Gold Coast

  • Bok Women whacked on Gold Coast

Bok Women whacked on Gold Coast

And when you look at the team John Tait has picked for the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament this weekend in Australia, you can see, more than ever, the gradual shift of the team of the future towards the team of the present.

Only the victor of the pool advances to Sunday's semi-finals in Robina, meaning New Zealand coudn't really afford to drop a game in group play, but they never looked like they would with three dominant performances.

The Olympic silver medallists continue pool play today when the men also start their campaign.

The Blitzboks, in the end, did enough as they secured a 26-5 win to top Pool A and progress to Sunday's semi-finals. "[Yet] to be part of it is a real honour and exciting".

NZ women's sevens star Portia Woodman.

Gayle Broughton scored after an extended attack spread the Kenyans across the park to stretch the lead to 19-0 at halftime.

South Africa's third and final pool game, against Kenya, kicks off at 04:27 on Saturday.

The Canadian men's team in Gold Coast includes Island players Oak Bay-product Connor Braid and SMUS-grads Fuailefau and Luke McCloskey of Victoria, Cowichan High-grad Pat Kay of Duncan, Isaac Kaay of the UVic Vikes and UVic alumni Lucas Hammond and Nathan Hirayama.

Kenya Sevens hope of winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games were dashed after suffering 40-7 loss at the hands of New Zealand at Gold Coast, Australia.