Our speed, our work ethic, our endeavour all day today from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals has shown through for us. But the Eagles, at full complement, could not expose the exhausted New Zealanders because they were unable to offload, and were plagued by errors.
Captain Sarah Goss scored three tries as New Zealand finished flawless in pool play on day one of the Dubai Sevens.
It was at the 2015 Dubai Sevens where the usa rugby sevens team scored its historic first-ever win over New Zealand, but an even more historic cup final win was not to be on Saturday as the Eagles fell to the All Blacks 21-5.
Chitokwindo had been tipped by World Rugby, as one of the players to watch before the start of the Dubai Sevens.
France stamped their authority in the first half as they scored two converted tries to take a 14-0 lead at the interval.
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.
New Zealand's players celebrate after they beat the U.S.in the final match of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
"We are thrilled to have received this award, which is the result of a dedicated team working with strong and committed partners that are allowing us to deliver a world-class event year over year", he said in a statement.
ZIMBABWE'S Sevens rugby team failed to pick a win in their opening two Pool matches on the opening day of the Dubai Sevens despite putting on a commendable display against their more experienced neighbours South Africa and Argentina yesterday. When I then got the phone call telling me I had won it again I was truly shocked but when I thought about it I realised it wasn't about me, it was actually about my team mates and what they do to make the game so much fun and helping create opportunities to score all those tries.
Canada is coming off a third-place finish in Glendale, Colo, the first stop of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. But the men's last Dubai title was nine years ago.
A top-four finish in the overall standings this season means automatic qualification for the 2020 Olympics.