Zimbabwe finish bottom in Dubai Sevens

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"Of course we are the underdogs in the pool and I expect all teams to come hard at us".

"I'm so pleased with the girls' performances today - the amount of effort and work that everyone put in has been awesome", said Brown.

"We didn't play badly at all hence losing two games on the buzzer", he said.

The Dubai leg of the women's tournament was not televised in full in New Zealand, with the two-day tournament being broadcast on the World Rugby Sevens Facebook page and the finals on Sky Sport 1.

The Canadian women finished second in the women's event in Dubai.

Stand-in captain Sione Molia reflected on the win.

After several more minutes of intense attacking pressure, including two and a half more after the buzzer, New Zealand's incredible defence was rewarded with Scott Gregory exerting himself on the breakdown and winning a penalty.

New Zealand and the U.S. will battle it out for the first silverware of the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in the final of the Dubai Sevens.

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The 21-7 victory over Scotland saw the team progress to the semi finals where they produced an inspired performance to overcome England.

While watching the New Zealand and Kenya match, the live feed cut out.

Resilience was the order of the day for the All Blacks Sevens who claimed their first Dubai title since 2009, in wake of a string of injuries. The 39-point thriller against the United States of America also went as deep into added time.

The Cheetahs led 12-10 at the break courtesy of tries by Biselele Tshamala and Takudzwa Kumadiro, while Argentina also crossed the whitewash twice.

The USA had knocked out Fiji in the quarter-finals and Australia in the semis.

The World Rugby Men's Sevens World Series action is also due to begin tomorrow in the same venue. "They'll certainly be better for it".

Dubai Sevens was Murunga's first assignment in the Series as head coach even though he deputised Benjamin Ayimba during the 2015/2016 Series, where they won the Singapore Sevens, Shujaa's first ever win.

Fiji and South Africa will contest the fifth-place final.