HONG KONG — New Zealand continued its domination of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Sunday with both the men and women lifting the cup at the Hong Kong Sevens.
It was a record fifth-straight tournament victory for the New Zealand women after finishing runner-up to Australia in the season opener in Dubai. The men have finished on the podium in six of the eight stops to date this season, with three tournament triumphs.
The Canadian women, who stand eighth in the overall standings, placed sixth after losing 17-12 to No. 4 France in the fifth-place playoff. The Canadian men finished tied for 13th and remain 14th in the overall season standings.
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