Blitzboks power into Hong Kong semis

09 April, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • 2018 Hong Kong Sevens Fiji chase a fourth-consecutive title

Kenya Sevens rugby team "Shujaa" lost to Fiji 24 - 12 in the Hong Kong Sevens main cup finals on Sunday afternoon.

Fiji will take on Wales, Uganda and Sri Lanka in Pool D of the men's tournament on the Gold Coast in Australia.

"It's great to have done this for the people of Fiji and those who have been affected by the floods in Fiji", said coach Gareth Baber.

After being outclassed 21-12 by Kenya in the semi-finals, the inexperienced All Blacks Sevens were no match for world series leaders South Africa in the play off for third, going down 29-7.

Kenya started the second half with a try to Billy Odhiambo but the comeback was snuffed out by consecutive knock-ons forced by Fiji.

Kenya's Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka have been yellow carded within the first half and the Pacific islanders took full benefit stepping into at halftime 17-Zero forward.

To do so at the famed Hong Kong tournament made it an experience to savour, Randle said before kick-off.


"I'd like to thank my boys for the team effort and thank the Kenyan team for a good game", Tuwai told the World Rugby website.

Fiji had come to Hong Kong looking to raise spirits back home and grab a slice of history with a fourth straight title win - and an 18th overall.

Kenya maintains their position seven with 81 points with three legs remaining to the end of the HSBC Sevens Series while Fiji retains their second position with 123 points after seven rounds.

South Africa beat New Zealand 29-7 to take the bronze medal, while Argentina edged US 14-12 to secure fifth.

They will meet Fiji in the final after they beat South Africa 26-24 in a thrilling first semi.

The world series will head to Singapore on April 28/29 after stopping by the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next weekend.

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