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"We know we have to be better tomorrow and if we play like we did at the end of the day, than we can reverse today's result against England in the quarter final", he said.

"I'm so pleased with the girls' performances today - the amount of effort and work that everyone put in has been incredible", said Brown.

New Zealand were reduced to six at the start of the second half when Luke Masirewa was sin-binned for a high tackle, and a Martin Iosefo break drew the Kiwis to free Stephen Tomasin to score untouched for the Eagles.

Canada finished ninth overall on the circuit last season.

There was to be no first Dubai title for usa, though, as tries by Dylan Collier and Ngarohi McGarvey-Black ensured it would be New Zealand celebrating a long-awaited sixth Dubai title.

Goss said the memory of their fifth place finish at Dubai previous year was motivation this weekend. "The boys put an unreal shift out there and we're really happy", said Sione Molia.

England's Daniel Bibby, right, fights for the ball with New Zealand's Vilimoni Koroi in a semi final match of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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Michaela Blyde, who notched up her 100th World Series try in Dubai, nabbed a hat trick in the semi final win against US, setting up a Final against Canada.

Canada advanced to the final with a 15-10 victory over Australia in the semifinals with Caroline Crossley of Victoria tearing off a near field-length run before passing off to Britt Benn for an opening try that got Canada's motors revving.

Moments before, the U.S. knocked on and the ball went out.

Watch highlights from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Dubai, including the Canadian women's silver medal win.

Tone Ng Shiu's try was the only scoring play for the All Blacks Sevens while they were forced to defend their line for long periods.

The Cheetahs however, got a rude awakening of how much ground they would need to cover in the global game after being handed a 31-0 hiding by Dubai tournament defending champions South Africa in their opening assignment.


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