Fiji roll South Africa to win Hamilton Sevens

Fiji Fans at Marist Rugby Club grounds in Hamilton New Zealand yesterday

Fiji Fans at Marist Rugby Club grounds in Hamilton New Zealand yesterday

The current World Series champions departed Cape Town three weeks ago in second place, but after a relatively successful Australasian leg - losing finalists in Sydney and Hamilton - they top the series and it is an achievement all the more commendable as they suffered a raft of injuries ahead of the New Zealand tournament.

RUGBYU-NZL-SEVENS Kenya's Jeffery Oluoch makes a break during the World Rugby Sevens Series match between Samoa and Kenya at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on February 3, 2018.

As it turned out that was Australia's final score in the match even though they started the second half with a one-man advantage.

They were a man down in the first minute and changed ends trailing 17-5.

New Zealand Sevens Tournament general manager Steve Dunbar said hosting a world series in New Zealand could not be taken for granted.

Fiji meet South Africa, both teams unbeaten in Hamilton, in the Cup final.

Middle School Shooting Was Accidental — LAPD
Castro said an emphasis at the school on long-term goals such as college and careers has improved student behavior, he said. The girl was arrested as a juvenile Thursday night on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds.

After topping their pool on day one, the Olympic champions left it late to beat Samoa 12-10 in the Cup quarter finals before holding on to beat hosts New Zealand 14-12 in the semi finals. I am confident tickets for the 2019 tournament will sell out quickly once they are on sale.

Player of the Final was Fijian flyer Alasio Sovita Naduva who scored three of Fiji's tries in the four tries to three-try victory.

"It gives confidence but you keep feet firmly on the ground and you move onto the next thing and the next thing is to go back to Fiji, recover and work on some of the areas that we need to keep pushing", said Gareth Baber.

Elsewhere, Australia edged past New Zealand 8-7 to take the third-place honors, while U.S. saw off Argentina 31-12 to lift the Challenge trophy.

"I did not expect for us to score two tries, but I thank God that today (Sunday) the Lord helped me off-load to him at the right time, not once but twice, to help us win. We were good in the contact area, the tackle and then we finished with lovely tries".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.