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Kiwis continue their domination of the World Sevens

AFP , SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

New Zealand continued their domination at the world rugby sevens series by beating South Africa 27-12 in Sunday's Cup Final, extending their record win streak to 36 matches.

New Zealand also won their fourth-straight tournament in the current IRB World Sevens series.

Sunday's fourth-leg championship moves them to 32 points ahead of South Africa in the overall standings with 80 points. New Zealand have registered victories in Dubai, George and Wellington.

In Sunday's Cup Final, New Zealand's Edwin Cocker opened the scoring with his first try of the tournament.

At one point in the contest the referee had to stop play and warn both captains to settle their players down.

South Africa's Frankie Horne received a yellow card for a spear tackle on a Kiwi player.

Soon after Victor Vito scored to make it 12-0 for New Zealand against the undermanned South Africans. D.J. Forbes added another try.

Mzwandile Stick and Vuyo Zangqa scored tries for South Africa before New Zealand's Zar Lawrence scored the final try.

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