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New Zealand defeat Kenya, to play Australia in semi-finals #Glasgow2014

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irb.com     28 Jul 2014     Getty Images

The four powerhouse sides won through to the semi finals after wins against Kenya, Wales, England and Scotland in a wonderful third session.

After 90,000 fans packed into Ibrox for two fine sessions on day one, the crucial medal matches have provided more thrilling entertainment on finals day, two years before Sevens takes its place at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Medal matches

Captain DJ Forbes inspired New Zealand to a tough 19-7 win against Kenya. The four-time and defending Commonwealth champions are yet to put in a flawless display and next face Australia, who came back from 19-0 down to beat Wales in a thriller, Pama Fou with the clincher after the final hooter.

In the other half of the medal draw Samoa play South Africa. The Samoans made it three from three for the nations from Oceania, Samoa Toloa with two more tries as they beat England 15-14 in a bruising quarter final, before flying wing Seabelo Senatla made it nine tries for the tournament so far as the Blitzboks of South Africa saw off the passionate challenge of hosts Scotland 35-12.

Plate competition

In the second-tier plate, contested by the losing medal quarter-finalists, Kenya will line up against Wales and England, without injured skipper Tom Mitchell, will play their great rivals Scotland.

Bowl competition

Disappointed to finish with two losses on day one, Canada are through to the Bowl semis with a 33-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago. They now face Uganda after the African nation beat Malaysia 35-0.

Papua New Guinea beat Sri Lanka 17-12 in the other half of the draw and next face Cook Islands after they beat another Caribbean nation Barbados 31-7.

Shield competition

In the shield, contested by the losing Bowl quarter finalists, Trinidad & Tobago are through to the final after beating crowd-pleasers Malaysia 15-10. They will play Sri Lanka after they overcame Barbados 34-0 in the final match of the third session.