The All Blacks Sevens continue to strengthen their Wellington title chances with a 26-7 quarter-final win over Australia on day two in the Capital.
The trans-Tasman rivals began with plenty of intensity with New Zealand taking the early advantage through Gillies Kaka, opening the scoring with the first of his two tries.
He was joined on the scoresheet shortly after by Sam Dickson and Joe Webber as the All Blacks Sevens established a comfortable advantage.
Australia looked a little lost after New Zealand got the jump on them, however managed to hit back just before the break through Cameron Clark.
The second half turned into real battle with the All Blacks Sevens defence put under plenty of pressure.
They were forced to scramble and pulled off two try saving tackles to keep Australia scoreless in the second half.
Kaka put the result well and truly in New Zealand’s favour late on.
The All Blacks Sevens will now meet series leaders South Africa in the final four while England and Scotland will battle out the other semi.