New Zealand take another step towards HSBC World Sevens Series title with win in Glasgow

New Zealand take another step towards HSBC World Sevens Series title with win in Glasgow

New Zealand are within touching distance of another HSBC World Sevens Series title after winning the Glasgow 7s with a win over Canada in the final

New Zealand beat Canada 54-7 in the final of the Glasgow Sevens to win their fourth Cup title of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series.

Scott Curry and Ben Lam scored two tries each as Gordon Tietjens' side were ruthless in victory against a Canada side playing in their first-ever Cup final.

The win leaves New Zealand 19 points ahead of second-place South Africa in the Series standings, and on course to win a 12th title in 15 years.

Earlier Canada narrowly edged out Scotland 10-7 thanks to a try, conversion and penalty drop goal from Phil Mack, as Geraint John's side won their semi final to reach a first-ever Cup final.

Hosts Scotland reached a first Cup semi final since 2009 as they beat South Africa 12-7 with Richie Vernon and Riddell scoring their tries in an enthralling quarter final before their defeat to Canada.

Stephen Gemmell's side, who will host the Commonwealth Games in July, went on to lose to Fiji 17-10 in the third place play-off.

Norton fires England to the Plate

Dan Norton scored two tries as England beat Kenya 26-5 in the Plate final with James Rodwell and Marcus Watson also crossing the whitewash. Earlier tries from Alex Gray, Norton and captain Tom Mitchell gifted Simon Amor's side a 21-7 win over Australia while Humphrey Kayange scored two tries for Paul Treu's side against South Africa in the semi finals.

Les Bleus impress on day two to win the Bowl

France beat Argentina 20-14 in the in the Bowl final to claim eight Series points and end day two unbeaten.

Earlier Los Pumas defeated Samoa 29-12 in the semi finals while France proved too strong for Spain winning 24-0 thanks to two tries from Julien Candelon. In the quarter finals Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada scored twice for Argentina in their quarter final win against Japan and Jeremy Aicardi scored 11 points as France defeated Wales 21-7.

Wales beat Japan to the Shield

Sam Cross and Luke Morgan scored two tries each to give Wales a 29-7 win over Japan to claim the Shield.

Earlier Dai Ozawa scored in sudden death extra time as Japan beat USA 19-14 and captain Adam Thomas scored a hat-trick in Wales' 38-7 win over Portugal in the semi finals.