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New Zealand retain Rugby Sevens Gold

Egged on by a capacity crowd at the Delhi University stadium, New Zealand produced a come-from-behind performance against Australia to win their fourth Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens Gold medal.
The Kiwis, who have not lost a match since winning the first Commonwealth Games Sevens title at Kuala Lumpur in 1998, scored through late tries from DJ Forbes and Kurt Baker to register a 24-17 comeback win.

With New Zealand trailing arch-rivals Australia 10-7 in the first half and 17-7 in the second, coach Gordon Tietjens introduced Sherwin Stowers and Tim Mikkelson, and the ploy worked. They scored three tries and two conversion goals in the remaining seven minutes of the play to put the issue beyond doubt.

"It's a great moment for all of us. We are on top of the world," said Baker.

In the Bronze medal match, South Africa's Isoa Damudamu scored the winning try with just over a minute left as the Springbok Sevens beat England 17-14. Samoa, who were knocked out of the event in the Quarter-finals by England, finished the Plate final at fifth place, defeating Scotland 34-0. Mikaele  Pesamino and Afa Aiono scored two tries each for Samoa.