Both Men and Women New Zealand teams stole the show of the shores of Cape Town, South Africa by taking home both Cape Town Sevens titles at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday 15 December 2019.
Beaten 15-0 to the Dubai 7s title last weekend, New Zealand got the perfect payback to deny hosts South Africa 7-5 in the final to silence a 50,000 plus home crowd.
Akuila Rokolisoa was the hero of the All Black 7s as his conversion to a response try proved the real difference in the game as it handed the Kiwis the title.
After a barren first half, Justin Geduld put South Africa ahead with an unconverted try from a scrum. Minutes later, Tone Ng Shiu got the ball to the South Africa try line for Ngarohi McGarvey-Black to cross over to gift Akuila's the follow-up two pointer that he took with surety.
For a place in the final New Zealand dethroned 2018 Cape Town 7s champions Fiji 24-7 in the semifinals as South Africa beat eventual third-place France 21-14 in the other last four.
Black Ferns win Women’s title
The New Zealand men had made it a double as their women counterparts the Black Ferns were first to the Cape Title with a 17-7 win over Australia to add on to their Dubai 7s title.
They led 12-0 at half time before wrapping up the game in the second half. Ruby Tui scored a brace of tries as Kelly Brazier added one. Tyla Nathan-Wong converted once for the winners.
Australia's points came via Ellia Green try and conversion.