Winners and Losers from Commonwealth Games Sevens Tournament

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Winners and Losers from Commonwealth Games Sevens Tournament
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South Africa became the first team other than New Zealand to win a Commonwealth Games Sevens gold medal on Sunday, overcoming the All Blacks 17-12 at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium to cap off an exhilarating tournament.

The defeat brings an end to New Zealand's 16-year grip on the competition. They had to settle for silver after Australia beat Samoa to claim bronze earlier on in the order.

It's been yet another remarkable event in this year's Games, with nations both big and small drawing capacity crowds to the home of Rangers FC. Some took away great lessons from their experience, while others left a tad glummer following their campaigns.

Read on for a breakdown of those who came out best and worst in the two-day extravaganza.

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