Canada 7s

Black Ferns claim title at Canada Sevens after holding off Australia

Behind a standout performance from playmaker Tyla Nathan-Wong, who created the New Zealanders' first two tries and scored the third in the final at Langford, British Columbia on Sunday (Monday NZT), the Ferns continued their recent dominance over rivals Australia with a 21-17 victory.

The Ferns had led 14-10 at the end of a first half that featured two tries apiece. Skipper Sarah Hirini and Niall Williams both crossed handy to the posts for the New Zealanders, both running nice lines off Nathan-Wong, while Ellia Green and Emma Tonegato struck for the Australians from long range.