February 12 2012

New Zealand are runners up at USA Sevens.

After narrow wins over Samoa in pool play and England in the Cup quarter final New Zealand went down to Samoa 19-26 in a close final.

2012 was in fact a good year for New Zealand Sevens. They won the Sevens World Series for the tenth time, Tomasi Cama was the IRB Sevens Player of the year and coach Gordon Tietjens was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

credits...Getty Images Tomasi Cama.

NEW ZEALAND AT USA SEVENS
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Feb 10  v Australia, won 31-5. Cama (2), Jackman (2), Raikabula tries. Cama 3 con.

v Japan, won 42-5. Halai (2), Malo (2), Jackman, Savea tries. Cama (5) & Raikabula con.                                                                                                                              
Feb11  v Samoa won 12-5. Forbes, Cama tries. Cama con.
              v England (q. final) won 12-7. Halai, Cama tries. Cama con.
Feb 12 v South Africa (s. final) won 20-7. Heem, Jackman, Cama, Forbes tries.
v Samoa (final) lost 19-26. Piutau, Cama, Savea tries. Cama 2 con.

credits...Wikipedia

Gordon Tietjens - inducted.