Zimbabwe finish bottom in Dubai Sevens

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The U.S.is third at 32, Australia fourth at 28 and France fifth at 22.

The All Blacks Sevens ground out a 7-5 win over England in Saturday's first semi-final, reaching their 10th Dubai decider.

It was the first time in almost two years that Neil Powell's team failed to make the semi-finals at a World Series event.

A stunning breakaway try from 18-year-old Lily Dick earned the Australian women's team a bronze medal at the Dubai Sevens as they edged out the U.S. 26-21 in a thrilling third place play-off.

A converted try to Ngarohi McGarvey Black finished the scoring, as the New Zealand men followed their women's team from a day before in becoming champions - though the men's last Dubai title was nine years ago.

The turning point came when Bianca Farella was sin-binned for a high tackle, and New Zealand took advantage with a scrappy run by Stacey Waaka and Nathan-Wong's second, insurance try.

Collier quickly tipped the ball onto Andrew Knewstubb who finished off the play, strolling in under the goal posts untouched to score New Zealand's third try of the match.

Australia picked up where they left off on day one in their quarter-final with Argentina, dominating from the outset as they continued their bid for a first Cup success in Dubai.

A four-try burst on either side of halftime set New Zealand up for victory in their 24-17 win over Ireland.

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Dan Norton of England became the first player in world series history to score 300 tries, with a 70-meter screamer against Canada.

It completes a double for New Zealand after the women won their event yesterday.

Canada opened Day 1 of men's play Friday with losses of 26-12 to England and 31-19 to Australia before beating Japan 27-7.

"To come off a home World Cup and not finish the way we want to, it's a second chance to get out there and give it a go". Team USA finished sixth previous year.

I am hoping to contribute more than previous year when I was concussed in the opening seconds of our first pool game.

The Aussie men now head to Cape Town for the second leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series next weekend.

USA's Martin Losefo tackled by Fiji's player in their quarter final match of the Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

A top-four finish in the overall standings this season means automatic qualification for the 2020 Olympics.

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