New Zealand Win London 7s to Close Out Championship Run

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

New Zealand celebrate London 7's and HSBC Series titles.

New Zealand celebrate London 7’s and HSBC Series titles.

New Zealand defeated trans-Tasman rivals Australia 52-33 to win the 2014 London 7’s and close out the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series as champions.  It is the 12th series title for New Zealand in the 15 years of the tour.

Gillies Kaka put in 22 points in the winning effort to deny Australia their first London 7s title since 2010.

nz-champion-run-wrsThe final standings finished:

  1. New Zealand 180 points
  2. South Africa 152 points
  3. Fiji 144 points
  4. England 134 points
  5. Australia 116 points.

2014-sevens-standingsComplete 2013/14 HSBC Standings

The USA finished in 13th place with 41 points while Canada finished in 6th place on 90 points.

Get in the Gear.  The World Rugby Shop has a great selection of 7s gear.