GAME BY GAME: Women defeated in Singapore Final, Men finish fourth

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Ruby Nicholas shows scorching speed to burn off Brazil in Game 1 of SVNS Singapore

Australia will head to Singapore on a mission for success in the final round of the SVNS world series regular season.

Both teams have locked in their spots in the Grand Final in Madrid, with the Women hunting for the League title.

Watch every round of the HSBC SVNS Series exclusive, ad-free and live on Stan Sport. 

They head to Singapore for the first time in history, with the Australia's once again bested by rivals New Zealand in the Final

For the Men, they will be looking to improve their position before Madrid, finishing fourth after defeats to New Zealand and Great Britain.

Follow a recap of all the action, game by game below:
Australia Women 27 v Brazil Women 10

Australia has started their Singapore campaign with a 27-10 win over Brazil.

The new-look side struggled early as Marina Fioravanti opened the scoring for Brazil.

Faith Nathan answered for the Aussies twice to tie the game at the break after Thaila Costa struck back for the Brazilians.

Nathan crossed for her hat-trick just after the start of the second half, however, the Australians weren’t out of danger when Sariah Paki was yellow-carded for a high shot, despite several brilliant shots from the powerful Paki.

In the end, Maddison Levi stepped up and scored the sealer, having spent the first half on the sidelines, with Ruby Nicholas icing the game after the siren.

Australia Men 26 v Argentina Men 19

Australia have upset Argentina 26-19 to open their tournament with a strong result.

The Australians started on fire as a lovely ball from Dietrich Roache hit James Turner in stride as he scored in the corner.

Santiago Mare answered straight away for the series leaders before they went down to six, allowing Ben Dowling to restore the seven point lead at half-time.

Nathan Lawson extended the lead a minute after the break, before Turner’s second put the game out of reach despite two late Argentina tries.

Australia Women 44 v Great Britain Women 0

Australia has powered to a 44-0 win over Great Britain to finish their day on a strong note.

A great kick through from Madison Ashby opens GB up, with the Aussies finding Kaitlin Shave in the corner for the opener.

Three further tries extended the Australians lead to 20-0 at the break, with Shave crossing for a second along with the two Maddi’s - Levi and Ashby.

Levi got her second after the break to go into third all-time for most World Series tries for Australia, followed by Faith Nathan.

Sidney Taylor scored her first try for Australia with three minutes to go, with Nathan’s second capping a dream day one for Tim Walsh’s side.

Australia Men 21 v Canada Men 14

Australia have secured their place in the quarter-finals with a 21-14 win over Canada.

Matt Oworu opened the account for Canada but Michael Hooper was there to open his Sevens account as he backed up a Dietrich Roache break.

Oworu’s second gave the Canadians the seven point lead at the break as the Australians lost Henry Paterson to injury.

Hooper then sparked Australia’s second try with some great work at the ruck to force the turnover, allowing Nick Malouf and the great boot of Roache to level it up.

The relentless pressure of the Aussies proved key, forcing the mistake and five metre scrum, allowing Hayden Sargeant to stroll over 

Australia Women 60 v Fiji Women 0

Australia have thumped Fiji 60-0 to go into the quarters in style.

Faith Nathan continued her strong tournament with her sixth try in Singapore to open the scoring, followed over by partner-in-crime Maddison Levi.

It was Levi’s 50th on the world series this year and it only took 90 seconds for her 51st as sister Teagan added to the first half dominance, which finished with a penalty try. 

Nathan’s second added to the 29-0 lead at the break, denied a third by a cynical foul by the Fijians, leading to another penalty try.

Maddison Levi finished her hat-trick with two minutes to go, followed by Kaitlin Shave bringing up the half-century 

Australia Men 10 v New Zealand Men 26

Australia will face South Africa in the quarter-finals after a 26-10 defeat to NZ.

Fehi Fineanganofo opened the scoring for the Kiwis, needing victory to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Moses Leo extended the lead for New Zealand after a lovely ball from Tepaea Cook-Savage, adding his second shortly afterwards for a 19-0 lead at the break.

Nathan Lawson got Australia on the board 45 seconds into the second half, with Henry Palmer following him over to give them a chance.

However, Dylan Collier sealed the win with 20 seconds to go, with a head knock to Teddy Wilson compounding the loss of Jimmy Turner, who returned to Oz with his wife in labour, and Henry Paterson, who did not suit up for the clash.

Australia Women 24 v Ireland Women 12

Australia are into the semi-finals with a 24-12 win over Ireland

Maddison Levi continued to extend their lead on the top of the try scoring table with another five pointer in the opening minutes.

Not to be undone, Faith Nathan finished in the corner as the Aussies took a 12-0 lead into half-time.

Madison Ashby added to the lead after the break, with Teagan Levi putting the game out of reach midway through the second half.

Ireland scored two late tries but the result was never in question as the Aussies advance to the final four

Australian Men 29 v South Africa Men 24

Australia have survived an extra-time thriller with a 29-24 win over South Africa.

Nathan Lawson started fast for the Aussies, tiptoeing down the sideline to score the opener.

Dietrich Roache added to the lead two minutes later before being denied his second after some desperate Blitzboks defence. They couldn’t stop Henry Hutchison right before the break for a 12-point lead.

Lawson’s second extended the lead at the start of the second half to 19 before the South Africans mounted a comeback.

They scored twice in two minutes before levelling the scores with 30 seconds to go to send the game into extra time. 

As both teams felt the pressure, a yellow card to Blitzboks star Shilton van Wyk opened the door for John Manenti's side, working a great set play for captain Nick Malouf to slam the ball down

Australia Women 19 v France Women 12

Australia have set up another Final against New Zealand with a 19-12 win over France.

The French opened the scoring before Maddison Levi kicked the Australians into gear after a physical start.

With the scores tied at the half, Faith Nathan stood up and got the Aussies in front after the break.

Lou Nel answered back for the French, only for the speedster to race away with 60 seconds left to secure the win

Australia Men 12 v New Zealand Men 28

Australia will play Great Britain for bronze after going down to New Zealand 28-12 in the semi-finals.

The undermanned Aussie side started strong as Nathan Lawson opened the scoring.

However, the Kiwis surged from here thanks to a double from Kittiona Vai.

Dietrich Roache kept Australia in the fight but two further tries sealed NZ’s place in the Final.

Australia Men 7 v Great Britain 26

Australia will finish fourth in Singapore after a 26-7 win over Great Britain.

Max McFarland began the bronze medal match strongly for the British, slicing through the defence easily.

Robbie Fergusson then extended the lead before the break, finishing beautifully in the corner despite fierce defence from Henry Palmer.

The Brits maintained their dominance in the second half with two tries in 20 seconds, with Ben Dowling getting a consolation try on the siren

Australia Women 21 v New Zealand Women 31

New Zealand have claimed the League Winners title with a 31-21 win in the Singapore Final over Australia.

Michaela Blyde and Maddison Levi traded tries early as the Aussies took a 14-12 lead into the break.

However, Blyde's third and a potential serious injury to captain Madison Ashby sunk the Australians' hopes of the Singapore title.

Two further tries to the Kiwis helped seal the win despite Levi's second right before the siren.

Australia Women’s Sevens team for Singapore SVNS:

1. Lily Dick

3. Faith Nathan

4. Dominique Du Toit

5. Teagan Levi

6. Madison Ashby (c)

8. Kaitlin Shave

9. Tia Hinds

10. Bella Nasser

12. Maddison Levi

14. Bridget Clark

23. Ruby Nicholas

65. Sariah Paki

98. Sidney Taylor

Australia Men’s Sevens team for Singapore SVNS:

1. Henry Hutchison

2. Ben Dowling

3. Henry Palmer

4. Dietrich Roache

6. Henry Paterson

10. Nick Malouf (c)

12. Nathan Lawson

14. James Turner

18. James McGregor

25. Hayden Sargeant

30. Teddy Wilson

77. Michael Hooper

87. Michael Icely

HSBC SVNS SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA WOMEN FIXTURES

Pool C

Friday, May 3

Australia 27 def Brazil 10 - 2:50pm (AEST)

Australia 44 def Great Britain 0 - 8:05pm (AEST)

Saturday, May 4

Australia 60 def Fiji 0 - 2:50pm (AEST)

Australia 24 def Ireland 12 - 7:16 pm (AEST) - QUARTER-FINAL

Sunday, May 5

Australia 19 def France 12 - 3:24 pm (AEST) - SEMI FINAL

Australia 21 def by New Zealand 31 - 7:41 pm - FINAL

HSBC SVNS SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA MEN FIXTURES

Pool A

Friday, May 3

Australia 26 def Argentina 19 - 4:42pm (AEST)

Australia 21 def Canada 14 - 10:14pm (AEST)

Saturday, May 4

Australia 10 def by New Zealand 26 - 5:12pm (AEST)

Australia 29 def South Africa 24 - 10:12 pm - QUARTER FINAL

Sunday, May 5

Australia 7 def by New Zealand 26 - 4:12 pm - SEMI FINAL

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