Black Ferns celebrate Dubai Sevens success with haka

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  • New Zealand wins women's final in Dubai
  • Black Ferns get revenge over Australia

(CNN)The Rio 2016 Olympics was a major disappointment for New Zealand rugby fans, but the new sevens season has brought early hope of redemption.

The Black Ferns bounced back from losing August's women's final to arch-rival Australia by triumphing in the opening event of the 2016-17 world series in Dubai.
New Zealand triumphed 17-5 in Friday's title match against the defending champion, which last season ended the Kiwis' run of three consecutive championships.
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    Kelly Brazier was named player of the final, setting up the first of Rebekah Cordero-Tufuga's two tries, while Portia Woodman got the better of women's sevens player of the year Charlotte Caslick to open the scoring.
    Trailing 17-0, Emilee Cherry scored Australia's consolation try.
    It also marked a winning start for New Zealand coach Allan Bunting, who has stepped up from his previous role as assistant to Sean Horan.