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Black Ferns Sevens players named in World Series team

New Zealand's Nathan-Wong, Stacey Fluhler and Ruby Tui made the women's team of the series, with the Scott Curry the sole All Blacks Sevens player in the men's team.

Both New Zealand sides were this morning officially crowned overall champions of the Covid disrupted World Series season.

They topped the standings when the season was officially called off earlier this year.

New Zealand pass through pool play unbeaten

For the Black Ferns, victory represented success at the first official world-series event form women in New Zealand.

They secured their semi-final spot with a 38-21 win over Fiji in their final pool game on Sunday morning, with Stacey Fluhler scoring a try hat-trick and Michaela Blyde a double.

Late in their semi, they trailled France, and needed tries from Fluhler and Kelly Brazier, both converted, to emerge 19-7 winners.