In the final, the Aussies broke a 20-year drought against the stars at Kiwi, Skeleton, Koroibet.

It took 20 years, but Australia finally lost to New Zealand in the final of a Rugby Sevens World Series in Twickenham.

Henry Patterson played for Australia in the London Sevens final at AEST on Monday.

With Golden Point winning in extra time, he scored a hat-trick of trials and a tri-saving tackle that prevented New Zealand from winning after Hutter in control.

Australia’s 19-14 win over New Zealand in the Brisbane Cup final is their first since 2002. It was their first win in more than four years.

The Australians are looking for three teams for their first World Series title, scheduled for the ninth and final leg at Carson’s LA Sevens in California in August.

South Africa, who lost in the quarter-finals, have an overall lead of two points from Australia and six points from Argentina.

New Zealand were the favorites in the final, beating Australia 22-19 in the pool and Fiji 22-1 in the semifinals.

Australia's Nick Maloff (c) lifts the trophy and celebrates with his teammates after the final between New Zealand and Australia on the second day of the HSBC London Sevens on May 29, 2022 at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Mulan - RFU Collection via RFU / Getty Images)

Australia’s Nick Maloff (c) picks up the trophy after winning the final and celebrates with his teammates. (Photo by Dan Mulan – RFU Collection via RFU / Getty Images)

But Australia suffered their first blow when Ben Dowling’s break ended and Patterson was cut inside Matthew Gonzalez in the only attempt of the first half.

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Patterson tied the score at 14-14 with two minutes left in the second attempt, surpassing the New Zealand line.

Then, after a full-time hitter, New Zealand’s Caleb Tangitau looked free sprinting outside but Patterson countered him with a touch, forcing extra time.

From the Australian kick-off, Josh Turner returned the ball to the Australians and it spread widely to run for Patterson and secure their eighth title in the history of the series.

Patterson was asked which one he liked best, the winning attempt or the tri-saving tackle. He chose tackle.

“It will keep the coaches happy,” he said.

Skeleton is praised for his outstanding performance in the Cup final

Wallace Lock Will Skeleton made an incredible comeback from injury, with La Rochelle beating Leinster in the Champions Cup final with power within 80 minutes.

Skeleton has missed the last four matches due to a calf injury, including the previous three knockout matches in the competition.

In the absence of the injured former All Blacks of Tavara Ker-Barlow and Victor Vito, Skeleton and his five front teammates took the fight to the tournament favorites, carrying 17 times and successfully crossing the gainline eight times for 46 meters.

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He gave his all and finally went on to see La Rochelle as the first European champion in a year after losing both the Champions Cup and the top 14 final to Toulouse.

“It simply came to our notice then. We’re just a small town, you know, we’re not supposed to be here, “Skeleton told BT Sport.

“We are not supposed to play in these big games, but we have taken action this year. It hit last year, it hit a lot but sometimes you have to lose something to win one so it’s a great feeling.

“I think we showed a lot of character there. We are a big team, we are a strong team, we are not the best team, as I read a few articles a week, but it shows how much we care for this club, this city and each other. ”

Marika stars in winning the title in Japan

Marika Koroibete and Dylan Riley’s Australian connection helped Saitama win the Panasonic Wild Knights’ first Japanese Rugby League One title.

The Wild Knights defeated Santori Sangoliath 18-12 at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday.

Capped by the Japanese last year, Gold Coast-born Riley was involved in a lead-up to Corroibet’s 28th-minute effort, drawing two defenders to make room for the Wallabis winger to score the game’s first five-pointer goal.

Center Riley scored in the 63rd minute to give the Wild Knights a six-point lead.

Trailing 10-3 at halftime, Santori were held to the boot by all-black Damien McKenzie, whose four penalty goals brought his side to a point in the Wild Knights title in the final 15 minutes.

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The Wild Knights missed their impressive Japanese Test five-eighth Rikia Matsuda but his replacement Takuya Yamasawa stopped the match just before halftime when he dropped the ball from Mackenzie’s hand while diving for the triline.

Despite some strong allegations from Wallabis midfielder Samu Kerevi, Santori never threatened Saitama’s goal line again.

Kerevi and Koroibe are set to join Australia in a three-Test series against England in July.

Former Walabis coach Robbie Deans’ fifth title with the Wild Knights matched the five in charge of the Crusaders in Super Rugby.

Collaborators Aussie Jack Cornelsen, Ben Gunter and Semisi Tupau were part of the winning line-up, while Kiwi duo Flanker Lachlan Boshiar and midfielder Vince Aso were also valuable contributors.

Fate was mixed for other Australians over the weekend.

Former Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley helped Kubota Spears come in third after a 23-15 win over a brave Toshiba Lupus team featuring Australian Lock Hugh Pile.

But after Rob Penny-coach NTT Communications Shining Arks lost 33-19 to Mitsubishi Dynaboars in the second leg of their relegation series, Israel Foulau will play in the second division next year.

Michael Checker NEC Green Rocket survives in the top division despite winning just one game of the entire season, holding Honda Hit to points throughout the two-leg promotion playoffs where each team has won one match.

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