The Dubai 7’s Champions – New Zealand, kicked off well in Cape Town.
They had suffered a scare earlier with a 21-17 defeat against Samoa.
Tila Meloi’s last-minute try, left the All Blacks Sevens on the brink of the Challenge Trophy.
Koroi’s heroics for New Zealand meant, that Samoa finished third in the pool, having put the pressure on with a 33-12 victory over Zimbabwe.
South Africa were denied an unbeaten day with defeat to New Zealand. They began the day by coming from behind to defeat Samoa 22-12.