New Zealand Beat Australia in Gold Coast Sevens Cup Final

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World Series champions New Zealand started the defence of their title perfectly by beating Australia 40-19 to win the Gold Coast Sevens on Sunday (October 13). Australia went 12-0 up within five minutes thanks to tries from Ed Jenkins and James Stannard who converted his own touchdown. New Zealand had lost the last two Cup finals at Skilled Park and with the prospect of facing a third successive defeat they responded with two tries from debutant Curtis Ambrose to lead 14-12 at halftime.