"Australia is one of the top teams in the world, and we [were] looking to go all the way, and so you know you're going to have to play those girls at some point in the day", said Landry.
"It's been an emotional one, but I'm really proud of the girls, the courage they showed", Australian coach John Manenti said. The U.S. took advantage when Luke Masirewa was sin-binned early in the second half for a high tackle, with Stephen Tomasin touching down in the corner to cut the lead to 7-5 with four minutes remaining.
My only recollection of that first game past year was the ball being kicked off, we turned it over and two phases later I was knocked out!
New Zealand were undefeated on their way to a quarterfinal berth against Scotland.
A converted try to Ngarohi McGarvey Black finished the scoring, as the New Zealand men followed their women's team from a day before in becoming champions.
Stand-in captain Sione Molia reflected on the win.
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Half-back Johnstone Olindi scored the first try for Kenya for his first ever in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with veteran Dennis Ombachi crossing over for the second.
New Zealand had only two reserves instead of the usual five after a sapping 7-5 win over England in the semi-finals. Barrett was then the hero, eventually crossing in the left corner after a chaotic finish, with the United States of America dummying at a penalty and feeding the ball out wide. The newly-crowned World Rugby Men's Sevens Player of the Year 2018 Perry Baker was again influential and his smooth run on the outside set the tone.
Bianca Farella scored four tries and Julia Greenshields added three more as Canada won all three of its games on Thursday on Day 1 of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.
However, Murunga didn't have the luxury of most of his experienced players like Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde, William Ambaka, Nelson Oyoo and Samuel Oliech, who were away with Kenya Simbas for their 2019 Rugby World Cup Repechage qualifier.
Fiji and South Africa will contest the fifth-place final.