Sevens

Fiji victorious in Hong Kong

2012-03-25 13:55
Metuisela Talebula (AP)

Hong Kong - Fiji won the Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday in a tight match against New Zealand 35-28, putting them on course for the world series title.

Fiji had the best of the play in the first half, but New Zealand stuck in with two tries from Mark Jackman to go into the break equal at 14-14.

But in the second half Fiji's precise passing and pace was too much for the Kiwis.

The Fijians looked in top form from the start of the three-day event in a packed and colourful Hong Kong Stadium, breezing through their group matches and making light work of Argentina 26-7 in the quarters.

In what England coach Ben Ryan had called a "titanic battle" in the semis, Fiji won 14-7, before wining the final to give them a record 13 victories in Hong Kong.

Results on Sunday on the final day of Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium:

Cup

Quarter-finals

Fiji 26, Argentina 7
England 19, Australia 14
South Africa 27, Samoa 14
New Zealand 31, Wales 7

Semi-finals

New Zealand 19, South Africa 12
Fiji 14, England 7

Third Place

South Africa 28, England 0

Final

Fiji 35, New Zealand 28

Plate Final

Samoa 12, Argentina 10

Bowl Final

Kenya 14, United States 12

Series Standings:
(After 6 of 9 tournaments)

1. New Zealand 111 points. 2. Fiji 109. 3. South Africa 93. 4. England 89. 5. Samoa 82. 6. Australia 62. 7. Wales 61. 8. Argentina, France 57 each. 10. Kenya 34.

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