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16:29
  • New Zealand win Amsterdam 7s and inaugural Women's Sevens World Series after beating Canada in the Cup final
  • Russia finish third after beating England
  • USA win the Plate beating Spain in extra time
  • Hosts the Netherlands win the Bowl
17:55

Well that's that then. New Zealand win their third Cup of the season at the Amsterdam 7s and take the series title. But what a series it has been! Thanks for following along with the blog and getting involved on Twitter. We really appreciate your input and hope to see you all in Moscow! 

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New Zealand win the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
WSWS Netherlands - NZ win Cup
New Zealand win the Cup in Amsterdam, beating Canada in the final. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
17:29

Huriana Manuel, New Zealand: "We are always striving to our best and I am just really proud of the girls. We work very hard for each other and to take both trophies away is amazing and I couldn't ask for more."

17:28

Sean Horan, New Zealand coach: "It is pretty special, that was never a focus of ours, when we go back to Dubai it was just about building. We have some special girls and we've just come to learn. We are just getting better and better and that is the ideal. We are proud of the girls, a good bunch and we're just enjoying the experiences."

17:26

Pavel Baranovsky, Russia head coach: "It has been a good tournament because it is first time we have beaten England and Australia, two very good team. It is good for me and I am happy because my team now step by step go up. It is good preparation for Moscow."

17:04

Portia Woodman scores her 21st try of the Series, but could that be the most important?

16:51

Apologies that's New Zealand 7-12 Canada

16:39

Time for te final!!! 

WSWS Netherlands - USA lift the Plate
The USA beat Spain in sudden death extra time to secure the Plate title at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
16:27

Vanesha McGee, USA captain and winning try scorer, Plate champions: "The first game was rough, but we are pretty resilient and we bounced back, fought hard in the last two matches, so feeling happy about those wins and we now move forward to the World Cup with that energy. The World Series has shown that all the top teams are in contention and with Sevens anything can happen on any given day. I am immensely proud, we showed a lot of heart and passion for the game and each other."

15:57

At half time it's Spain 5-7 USA. Pretty even first half there. Both teams playing with passion.

15:50

Spain now run out against USA in the Plate final

WSWS Netherlands - Spain
Spain beat Australia on day two of the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
WSWS Netherlands - Victoria Folayan
Victoria Folayan of USA in action against France on day two of the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
WSWS Netherlands - Hosts win the Bowl
The Netherlands won the Bowl title on home soil at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
15:24

Now Australia v France for the 7th/8th place playoff

WSWS Netherlands - Portia Woodman
Portia Woodman scores another try at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
15:15

Netherlands head coach Gareth Gilbert, Bowl winners: "It's fantastic to come back after the disappointment yesterday and I am so proud with how the team went today. We really focusses on the positives from the game with New Zealand, the determination to defend our line, the energy and how we took it to them. The tournament here is unbelievable, I am really proud and so happy for Dutch Rugby as it has had a huge impact."

WSWS Netherlands - Canada celebrate
Canada celebrate beating England to reach the Cup final in Amsterdam. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
14:54

Now we are waiting for the Bowl final with hosts Netherlands v South Africa!

14:15

We are back, sorry about the delay. Technical issues here! It's Brazil 7-26 China in the 11th/12th place playoff. 

13:57

Kelly Russell adds to Canada's tally, scoring their second of the half. They lead 12-7….which way is this one going? Let us know @irbwomens

13:55

Bianca Farella scores her second try this wekeend to bring them back into it, as they look to book their place in the final against NZ. 7-5

13:53

THese two sides met on day one, England won 14-0, can Canada hit back?

WSWS Netherlands - Canada
Canada and England played in an enthralling match on day one of the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
13:50

Katy McLean breaks the deadlock, 7-0 at half time.

13:44

This is some match. Still 0-0 but both sides have had their chances, Magalie Harvey showing some great skills and Jen Kish almost getting away for a great intercept try.

WSWS Netherlands - Sonia Green
Sonia Green in action for England against France, in their Cup quarter final victory. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
13:28

Baizat Khamidova and Portia Woodman exchange tries, as two of the top try scorers this season show the crowd in Amsterdam their speed. The scores are now 17-10 to New Zealand - one try in it with 3 minutes to go

13:26

Not if NZ can help it as they lead 12-5 at the break.

13:22

Russia hit back, Yarmotskaya breaking through the NZ defence to reduce the deficit to 7-5. These sides met in the pool matches with NZ winning, can the hosts of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 get the win here?

13:19

Russia and New Zealand now battling it out, but Kelly Brazier breaks the deadlock with her 9th try of the season.

13:14

10-7 is how it finishes, USA will face Spain in the Plate final. Next up Cup semi finals!

13:12

1 minute to go, USA 10-7 France. France have a 96% tackle completion in this match, their defence is strong.

13:03

Vanesha Mcgee doubles USA's lead in their Plate semi final... they lead 10-0 over the French side. The winner will face Spain in the Plate final.

13:00

Tim Visser now takng over Twitter for us for the next while! Get your questions in for the Scotland international

12:48

Still 10-5 here with 4 minutes to go in the second half. Spain 10-5 Australia

WSWS Netherlands - Sonia Green
Sonia Green in action for England against France, in their Cup quarter final victory. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
12:34

Spain face Australia here in the Plate semi final. 2 minutes in an 0-0

11:51

Right, after a spot of lunch we are now ready for the semi final of the Plate with Spain v Australia

11:35

Three broken tackles by Shona Weston and it's South Africa 19-7 China at the final whistle. 

11:26

South Africa lead China 12-0 in the Bowl semi final. South Africa have conceded 11 tries in total in this leg of the series.

11:16

At full time it's a comprehensive win for Netherlands. 31-0 over Brazil.

WSWS Netherlands - Russia
The Russians celebrate their victory against Australia in the Cup quarter finals. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
11:03

Kelly Van Harskamp gets a second for Netherlands. Netherlands 12-0 Brazil

10:55

Brittany Waters steps beautifull and runs away from the USA defence. Final score USA 5-19 Canada 

10:48

USA 0-12 Canada at half time

10:35

England 19-0 France. Alexandra Matthews finishes it off

10:35

Still England 12-5 France here with one minute left 

10:19

Laybourn scores again and makes it 12-0 to England at half time. Huge pace.

10:17

Sarah Ruth Laybourn scores in the right corner. A great team move and she gets her 12th try of the series. England 5-0 France

10:14

Full time it's Australia 10-19 Russia. Kazakova with the final score. Blistering speed

10:00

Sharni Williams finishes off a great team try. Australia 10-0 Russia. 

09:52

And after a bit of maths we can confirm that New Zealand have won the inaugaural Women's Sevens World Series! A huge congratulations to them. A great example for the sport of women's rugby!

09:51

Full time and it's New Zealand 14-5 Spain. Not an easy win for NZ who looked like they needed time to adjust to having those missing players. 

09:41

Kayla McAlister breaks a challenge and shows her strength to make it NZ 14-5 Spain

09:38

Portia Woodman outs New Zealand right back in it though. 2 hand offs and under the post. NZ 7-5 Spain

09:34

Spain looking comfortable so far and are deep in NZ half

09:30

New Zealand and Spain are now out on the pitch for the first Cup quarter final

09:25

The Bowl semi finals look like this:

Netherlands v Brazil

South Africa v China

09:24

Here are the Cup quarter finals:

New Zealand v Spain

Australia v Russia

England v France 

USA v Canada

 

09:23

Check out some of the links lower in the blog to catch up on all of yesterday's action. 

All the best reaction from the fourth and final round of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
Watch the best action from the opening day of the Womens Sevens World Series in Amsterdam.
A complete round-up of all the action from day one of the Amsterdam Sevens.
IRB Women's Sevens World Series: Seven of the best so far...
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WSWS - NETHERLANDS

Round 5
16-17 May 2014

Venue: NRCA Stadium
City: Amsterdam
Capacity: TBC