The Associated Press
VANCOUVER: New Zealand beat South Africa 19-14 in the final of the inaugural Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday, reducing Fiji’s overall lead in the World Series to a single point after six of 10 rounds.
South Africa scored first through Rosko Speckman but New Zealand struck back with tries to Sam Dickson and Kurt Baker to lead 14-7 at halftime.
Lewis Ormond scored New Zealand’s only try in the second half to extend the lead to 19-7 before Seabelo Senatla scored a late consolation try for South Africa.
Sunday’s win gave New Zealand its third title of the season after victories in its home tournament at Wellington and also Sydney.