'Sevens sisters' settle for silver - Rio

Hip Hop Hollywood 09/08/2016

The New Zealand women's sevens team have claimed silver after falling to Australia 24-17 in the Olympics final.

The 'sevens sisters' were unable to cash in on territorial and possession advantages, falling victim to a couple of dubious refereeing decisions. New Zealand opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Kayla McAlister crossed out wide, cashing in on a lengthy period of possession.

Australia leveled the scores after a highly questionable try was awarded, the ball appearing to have clearly been knocked on at the tryline.
They extended their lead as the first half expired after New Zealand's Portia Woodman was dealt a yellow card for an intentional knockdown, taking a 10-5 advantage into the sheds.

Australia ran in two more quick tries in succession in the second half to close out the contest, two late NZ tries not enough to prevent them becoming the sport's first Olympic champions. Video highlights to follow at 11am (NZT)