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Gayle Broughton’s late try lifted New Zealand to a hard-fought 17-14 win over Canada in the women’s final at the Dubai Sevens on Saturday.

It marked the second straight year the Black Ferns had beaten the Canadians for the rugby sevens title. New Zealand won 26-14 the year before.

The Canadian women led 14-5 at the half on converted tries by Karen Paquin and Julia Greenshields. But Stacey Waaka’s second try of the game started the New Zealand comeback.

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Canada advanced to the final by beating France 19-7 in the Cup quarterfinal and Australia 26-12 in the semifinal.

The U.S., winners in the opening women’s event of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Glendale Colo., in October, downed Australia 26-21 to finish third.

Canada, which finishing a disappointing sixth in Gendale, moved into fourth spot with 28 points in the overall standings New Zealand and the U.S. both have 36 with Australia at 32.

Canada was third overall on the women’s World Series last season, behind New Zealand and the U.S.

South Africa won the men’s crown Saturday, blanking defending champion New Zealand 15-0 in the first men’s stop of the World Series. The All Blacks played some tenacious defence, stopping the Blitzboks three times at the goal-line. But South Africa’s speed eventually took its toll.

England edged Samoa 19-17 to take the bronze.

The Canadian men finished 10th after losing 40-17 to defending Series champion Fiji in the ninth-place playoff.

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Canada, helped by two Fijian yellow cards, kept it close in the first half and trailed by just two points at 19-17 with three minutes remaining. The Pacific Islanders reeled off three late converted tries, however, to increase the margin of victory.

Fiji had finished third in its pool Friday, failing to make the Dubai Cup quarterfinals for the first time ever. The Fijians, who won five of the 10 events last season, lost to 24-21 to Argentina on a late try by Marcos Moroni and failed to score enough points in a 24-14 win over France to catch the second-place Pumas with France, Argentina and Fiji all finishing group play on seven points.

The Canadian men finished 11th overall last season after a bitter labour dispute robbed them of most of their pre-season. The Canadians stumbled out of the gate and made the Cup quarterfinals just once in the first eight events, leading to the firing of coach Damian McGrath.

Henry Paul took over for the final two tournaments with the men tying for seventh in London, matching their best finish of the season, and placing ninth in Paris. Paul has since taken over the team full-time, leading it to Olympic qualification and a silver medal at the Pan American Games.

Dubai is the first of six joint men’s and women’s events this season, which features an expanded eight-stop women’s circuit. The men’s tour remains at 10 tournaments.

After Dubai, the men and women head to South Africa for the Dec. 13-15 event in Cape Town.

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