I have to agree though, I thought Gear looked pretty good when he was on (especially considering how little sevens he has played) - he took his try very well in the semi-final too. I think if he spent a lot more time playing sevens he would be a great sevens player. He certainly wasn't as effective as Frank Halai with ball in hand, though Halai is still a bit error prone. I was a bit disappointed in Piutau, but I thought he did some great work at the breakdown at times.
I'm becoming more impressed with Tim Mikkelson everytime I see him. I never used to rate him at all, but his work at the breakdown was great (strange for someone who is a back in the XV's game), he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, and he showed some deceptive speed at times. Mark Jackman looked promising, and Cama again showed he is still class (and is probbly getting even better with age..).
Overall a good performance by NZ - their defense in the final was immense!