New Zealand and Australia will compete for the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games after beating England and South Africa in their respective semi finals in Delhi.
The final is a repeat of the 2006 medal semi final, when New Zealand won 21-19, and although Michael O’Connor’s side are guaranteed to record their best ever finish since the sport made its inception in 1998, they will have to make history to win gold, becoming the first ever side to beat New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games.
Gold medal match: New Zealand v Australia
Bronze medal match: England v South Africa
Paul Treu’s South Africa will now face England for the bronze medal, looking to win their first medal since 2002 after Samoa and Scotland compete in the Plate final at 15:50.
Papua New Guinea won the first piece of silverware of the day, beating Canada 17-10 in the Bowl final in front of a packed Delhi University stadium.
Samoa also beat Scotland for the Plate. This was Scotland coach Steven Gemmel’s swansong on the Sevens scene.