Highlights: All Blacks Sevens shocked by Canada in Singapore

Lucas Hammond then scored the winning try for Canada with the clock ticking down.

Added Nathan Hirayama, HSBC Player of the Final: "I am speechless".

Under normal circumstances, Shujaa would be expected to defend their title-having claimed a historic first Sevens crown in the Asian nation-but they have been so poor this season that reaching a Cup quarter-final will deemed a big success. We've been working so hard.

Then some brilliant display from Dennis Ombachi where he beat nearly half of All Black team with two smashing hand-off to score put Shujaa ahead 21-17 after substitute Augustine Lugonzo converted.

The Australian Men's Sevens team are through to the Quarter-Finals in Singapore after finishing top of Pool C with three straight wins on day one.

Hong Kong was Australia's best finish on the sevens world series this season, having finished fourth in Sydney and fifth in Dubai past year. "We are flying; it's an unbelievable feeling".

John Porch led the Aussie mens's sevens side in their bronze medal play-off against England.

And the Canadian men did it the hard way Sunday at the Singapore Sevens, defeating New Zealand and England before dispatching the US 26-19 in the final. Ed (Jenkins) just got caught in a really awkward position and dislocated his shoulder so we'll definitely lose those two.

The Eagles coach Mike Friday, who worked with McGrath in England, said it was only a matter of time before North America became a powerhouse in the sport.

They followed up the display by beating England 17-5 in the semi-finals, while the United States secured a dominant 40-7 win over Australia.

Canada will be short-staffed for its first two games at the Singapore Sevens this weekend. "We need to be at our best, trust our system and eliminate the silly mistakes we are making at times", Snyman said after Day One of the tournament last won by South Africa in 2004.

England are through to the Cup semi-finals of the Singapore sevens after a dramatic 13-12 victory over Kenya.

It was a honourable tournament result for Australia after senior players Ed Jenkins and James Stannard were forced out with injury on Saturday and capped a solid fortnight following their third-place finish in Hong Kong.

  • Carolyn Briggs