But who doesn't love the heat? Ref talking to both skippers now...
England now back to the full quota of 7 men...
Scott Curry is in.... NZ are rolling
Another try for NZ. Ben Lam this time.
19-0 at oranges. NZ will be going to the final
Only a couple of minutes left. Hopefully the rain eases up for the final later
NZ have been dominant. Massive turnaround since losing to Fiji in pool play yesterday
Their defence is the key. So hard to break down. They scramble exceptionally
Akira Ioane scores. 31-0 final. Too easy. SA or Fiji await in the final
Hi Mesi, the Fiji - SA score was 10-0 to South Africa and they will meet NZ in the final at 9.30pm tonight
Apologies on the slow replies, guys, was just having a yack to Titch between games. He has been super-impressed with Auckland teenager Akira Ioane
It's finals time now and all the minor utensils are being contested. USA just beat Spain to claim the shield. Kenya are now playing Scotland for the bowl
Crowd-wise, the people are right in to their work. The weather isn't coming to the party but the people are meeting the weather head on. There's a vocal group just outside the press box. There's also been attempts to get a Mexican wave going but little success at this point
As I read through Twitter today, I wondered again why "famous" people tweet at each other. Surely if you were mates you'd have their cellphone number. Just text each other.
"Mr Brightside" from the Killers playing now, which is my favourite song of all time. No sarcasm
Also, if you were wondering, you spend two minutes in the sin bin in a 7s game
There's one Red Badge bloke trying to marshal a huge collection of rowdy punters in front of the press box. He is losing in a big way. These blokes were just partaking in a "tits out for the boys" chant before, so, you know, they're scholars and all
A friend of mine just text me: "Mr Brightside is an average song btw..." I can deduce a couple of things from this: A) She has been drinking. B) We are no longer friends.
Dragon's "Rain" is blasting again because it's raining. Honestly, it's a classic gag that. Classic
Oh and Aussie are about to play Canada in the plate final
We are an hour away from NZ v SA in the final BTW. The final runs for 20 mins too as opposed to your average sevens game of 15 minutes
The rain is really driving in here, as it has on and off for most of this weekend.
The final will be an absolute battle. NZ's tactics of kicking to use the conditions and turn teams around have been really smart this weekend. NZ have lost in the final at the past two tournaments on the world series to South Africa so it will feel like a heavy dose of deja vu before they run out
Fair play to anyone who is watching this in the uncovered zone too. They must be soaked
Aussie have scored right on the hooter and may steal some game from Canada here
Here's a streaker who is clothed. What a knob
He did manage to do 100m on the field, which given the stupid amount of Red Badge staff here, it's quite laughable