All Blacks Sevens, along with the Samoan Seven team, are in a gesture of solidarity following the tragic measles outbreak in Samoa that killed 63 people.
The New Zealand team took a knee as in a hug with Samoa before their pool game in Dubai overnight to reflect on the tragedy of the small Pacific nation.
It comes after Samoa took the field alone yesterday before their opening match of the tournament in a minute's silence with respect for the victims.
Samoa also wears black bracelets throughout the tournament.
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The All Blacks Sevens ended the game 40-7, topping Pool C after beating Canada 31-7 earlier in the day.
New Zealand takes the United States into the quarterfinals tonight at 1 p.m. 20.35.
The seventh team was the latest in the rugby community to offer their support to the families affected by the outbreak of measles, with Sonny Bill Williams and other rugby stars raising money through a Givealittle side & # 39; Alofa mo Samoa & # 39; .
Joining Williams are a number of past and current rugby stars, including Jerome Kaino, Ardie Savea, Patrick Tuipulotu, Michael Jones, Ofa Tuungafasi and Quade Cooper, who combined to donate an initial $ 30,000.
"The brothers and I have started the $ 30,000 givealittle page," Williams wrote on Twitter. "The link can be found in my movie theater if you want to share & donate. Love & blessings fam."
The measles tragedy has claimed 63 lives, the majority of which are children four years or younger.
Residents of Samoa are urged to stay inside their homes as the government tries to control the situation.