New Zealand women's sevens team qualify for 2016 Olympics despite shock loss

The Kiwis' unbeaten record of 37 consecutive matches was broken on the first day of the Women's Sevens Series in London yesterday against Spain, 19-15.

But the result didn't hinder the New Zealand's side to qualify for Rio as they defeated France in the last match of the day 24-0.

New Zealand's captain Sarah Goss said qualifying was a dream come true.

"We've been focusing on this for the last three and a half years and for it to be a reality now is amazing," said Goss.

"I'm just really proud of the girls, as they've put in a lot of hard work, especially in the last six months," she said.

New Zealand will take on the hosts England tonight in the final eight.