SAN FRANCISCO — New Zealand has won a World Cup Sevens double for the second time after the men’s team beat England 33-12 in San Francisco on Sunday to follow the Black Ferns’ win in the women’s tournament.
The New Zealand teams won the men’s and women’s titles in Russia in 2013 and again were dominant.READ MORE: Mountain Lion Sighting Triggers Rohnert Park Middle School Lockdowns
Sione Molia scored two of New Zealand’s five tries in the men’s final, and South Africa held off Olympic champion Fiji 24-19 to take bronze.READ MORE: Storm Door Swings Open; Fronts Stack Up In Pacific Heading Toward The Bay Area
The U.S. team made its best World Cup showing ever coming in sixth place, though the Eagles were nearly shut out during a dominant performance by the Argentine team who beat them 33-7 Sunday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies Of Complication From COVID-19
The weekend results mean New Zealanders are the men’s and women’s World Cup holders in the traditional 15-a-side rugby and the sevens.