Fiji break Kenya 7s dream in Hong Kong Sevens final

09 April, 2018, 00:27 | Author: Joy Garcia
  • 2018 Hong Kong Sevens Fiji chase a fourth-consecutive title

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.

"We brought the No. 1 team here, not like the others, because we respect and honour the tradition Fiji has at the Hong Kong Sevens".

The 2019 Sevens Collection will contain Japan after Damian Karauna's facet beat Germany 19-14 within the annual world collection qualifier in Hong Kong.

"We've talked about it all week - what we could do to lift the worries and stresses people are having in their lives - and I thought the players did admirably this weekend".

Billy Odhiambo and Oscar Ouma scored in the second half while Fiji added another try to make it 24 - 12 at full time.

Tuwai was then denied in a try-saving tackle by Willy Ambaka, but Tuwai drew a foul from Kenya's Collins Injera, who was yellow-carded.

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"We were clinical and accurate in what we did", said Fiji coach Gareth Baber.

Kenya last won the main cup in 2016 after beating Fiji 30-7 and last beat Fiji 17-14 at the USA Sevens, the fifth leg of the Series.

World sevens series standings: South Africa 126 points, Fiji 123, New Zealand 107, Argentina 90, Australia 89, United States 85, Kenya 83.

Shujaa's dream of winning the Hong Kong Sevens will have to wait a little longer as a dominant Fiji 7s beat them in the second final in a row at Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday.

Some nations, together with South Africa which was crushed by Fiji within the semifinals, despatched weakened squad to Hong Kong in preparation for the Commonwealth Video games competitors which takes place between April 13 and 15.

Before joining the series they will contest the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on July 20-22 as one of the two Asian qualifiers.

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