Double gold for NZ Sevens teams at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Apr 16 2018
Meanwhile, New Zealand made it a gold medal double at the with a dominant 14-0 win over Fiji.
Scotland and Wales men lost their final pool matches, to South Africa and Fiji, and face each other in one of the games to decide 5th to 8th place on Sunday.
New Zealand's fifth victory in six finals at the Games came after their women's team downed Australia 17-12 in sudden-death to win the inaugural women's title.
The BlitzBoks will face Fiji in the semifinals of the Sevens at the Commonwealth Games.
The victor of that match will progress through to the semi-finals and the loser will be out of medal contention.
Woodman, the highest ever women's Sevens try-scorer, was inconsolable following the gold medal match in Rio after she was sin-binned during her side's loss. Two exceptional finals capped a superb tournament of firsts - the first women's competition and Jamaica and Zambia making their debuts in the men's event.
The ball landed in the arms of veteran Kurt Baker, who booted the ball out of play to wrap up New Zealand's gold medal.
Under the pump throughout the first half, Australia conceded a penalty with less than a minute until halftime, with the Kiwis taking a quick tap and scoring on the left through Michaela Blyde.
The women's final was also characterised by a strong first half performance from New Zealand and some desperate defence before Brazier stepped up to end home hopes of victory. However, the Olympic bronze medallists couldn't make their advantage count and instead World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year 2017 Blyde returned from the sin-bin to score two tries to pull New Zealand 10 points clear with time running out.
Australia's Emma Tonegato put the match out of reach in the second half, scoring a pair of tries for a 26-7 lead before the scoring was capped off by teammate Charlotte Caslick.