Fiji crush South Africa 22-0 in final to win Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji Sevens team celebrating the win in Hong Kong
Fiji Sevens team celebrating the win in Hong Kong
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Fiji 7s 22 - 0 South Africa 7s

Fiji came up with a dominating performance in the final as they blanked South Africa 22-0 to win the Hong Kong Sevens. This was also the third consecutive time they clinched the Hong Kong Sevens after previously wining in 2015 and 2016 editions as well.

Sevuloni Mocenacagi struck early for the Rio Olympics champions and Mesulame Kunavula followed soon after to take the score to 10-0 at the end of the first half. The nervousness from South Africa were evident as they struggled to get a breakthrough.

Instead, Kalione Nasoko crossed over twice in the second half for Fiji to complete a 22-0 victory. The win ensured 22 points for Fiji in the Hong Kong Sevens while South Africa ended with 19 while Australia claimed the third position beating USA 26-19 in the Bronze Final. Scotland won the Challenge Trophy after beating Kenya 21-19.

Fiji head coach Gareth Baber was pleased with the result.

"With the quality of players we have here I'm very aware that we should be winning Cups.

"I'm also aware that Ben (Ryan - fomer coach) did a great job and that we needed to keep the pressure on South Africa at the top of the table. I knew they could do it - it was just a matter of time before we could get it done."

South Africa continue to top the overall standing in the World Rugby Sevens series with 145 points and is followed by Fiji and England with 122 and 113 points respectively.

 

Rio Olympics Men's 7s - points table