New Zealand and France were the favorites to reach the final, as they also met three years ago in the World Cup final in San Francisco (USA), where the New Zealanders also won.
On Saturday, both teams played an equal final, with scores from Michaela Blade and Carolyn Drouin, until the last game of the first half, when Tila Nathan Wong scored alongside the test flag that gave Black Fern an advantage that they wouldn’t give up until the end and would increase in the second half (26- 12).
The first semi-final seemed to be destined to be a picnic for New Zealand, but Fiji was responding to the point that, after going ahead for most of the match, they charged extra time thanks to Vasiti Solokoviti’s test with clockwise zero and Vinyana Rewai failed to turn which was from It would give her a victory.
In overtime, played under the ‘golden point’ formula, New Zealand’s best version was seen, which moved the oval very wisely for two minutes until Gail Broughton scored a goal next to the left flag in the Victory Test (24-19).
France had less difficulty eliminating Great Britain, as they quickly put a space on the scoreboard (14-0) through Serafin Okemba and Cecil Siovanni to take the lead for the rest of the match despite the British reaction, along with a stinging Welsh winger. Yasmine Joyce, two-branded (26-19).
The surprise trip for Fiji, the team that had never qualified for the semi-finals on the international circuit, ended with a bronze medal after the consolation final, as they dominated the British since Aloisi Nqousi’s rehearsal in the first minute (21). -12).
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