<span style="color:#666666"><em><strong>A brilliant display from New Zealand has seen them crowned Dubai Sevens champions getting their 2009/10 IRB Sevens World Series campaign off to the perfect start.</strong></em></span>
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With the Kiwis not winning a leg last season, the win will come as welcome relief for coach Gordon Tietjens.

The Kiwis faced an inspired Samoa side in the final winning 24-12 thanks to a brace from Tomasi Cama. Scores from Levasa and Lolo Lui originally put the Samoans ahead but DJ Forbes and Kurt Baker’s efforts were enough for New Zealand to take it.

Australia stunned South Africa 7-0 to take the Plate and World Champions Wales were far too strong for Zimbabwe winning the Bowl 38-7.

Russia enjoyed their first Dubai Sevens experience claiming the Shield against Portugal thanks to a hat-trick from the impressive Vasily Artemyev.

In the Cup Semi-Finals it was New Zealand who shone clinically beating old rivals Fiji with some highly charged physical Sevens that saw them win 19-0. Samoa blitzed England to go 21-0 almost immediately with Lolo Lui, inspirational throughout the weekend, eventually aiding them to a 28-19 win.

Defending Champions South Africa were stunned in the first of the day’s Cup Quarter-Finals losing to an Fiji, with New Zealand also going through after they came from behind to edge Kenya at the death. England needed sudden death extra time to beat Argentina thanks to a Ben Gollings score.

Lolo Lui’s dramatic late conversion was enough for a one point win over Australia in what was a thrilling hour and half’s play at ‘The Sevens’.

The Series moves to George next week for the second leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

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