28 January 2018
Australia dominate Sydney Sevens
Australia's men's and women's sides dominated the three-day Sydney Sevens event to cap off a memorable weekend at Allianz Stadium.
Since the HSBC Sevens World Series began in 1999, no team has ever won a tournament without conceding a point but Australia's women's team did it in style, as they ran in 213 points in attack in front of a boisterous local crowd.
"I’m just stoked with the way that we performed," said coach Tim Walsh said after their 31-nil win over New Zealand in the Cup Final. "Everyone is talking about zero points, which was pretty pleasing and defence is all in the desire and attitude and they certainly showed that.
"Being here in Sydney and seeing all the players' friends and families like they were in Rio is pretty amazing."
The men followed suit to win their first World Series tournament since Tokyo in 2012 with a 29-nil demolition of reigning series champions South Africa. They also defeated New Zealand and Argentina earlier in the day, much to the delight of the home crowd.
Thousands of fans dressed up for the Sydney Sevens over the weekend and made the most of the carnival atmosphere at Allianz Stadium.