Shujaa loses to Fiji in Hong Kong sevens final

Georgia Reed
April 9, 2018

Fiji later won a fourth successive Hong Kong title after pouncing on Kenya's ill-discipline and errors to win the final 24-12.

Famed for a party atmosphere nearly unrivaled in the world of sport, Fiji enjoys the annual trip to Hong Kong more than most.

Fiji face Kenya in the final of the tournament.

The Pacific island is still reeling from the devastating impact of Cyclone Josie last week.

The scenario may additional deteriorate with one other storm system anticipated to cross by the nation early subsequent week.

"We have talked about all of it week - what we may do to carry the concerns and stresses persons are having of their lives - and I believed the gamers did admirably this weekend".

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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And even after the runoff was held on Saturday, the outcome was delayed because of disagreements over how to count the votes. Given that none of the top two candidates got the 55% mark, a runoff was required by law.

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

Joe Ravouvou scored a fine try as New Zealand progressed through to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Sevens.

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

Kenya's loss comes a few weeks after their 29-7 loss to Fiji in the sixth leg of the World Rugby Sevens series final held in Vancouver, Canada.

A Muller du Plessis try meant South Africa had the final say but the conversion was missed to hand Fiji a 26-24 victory.

Commonwealth Games squad members Ethan Davies, Luke Treharne, Morgan Williams and Tom Williams featured in Hong Kong, before next weekend's fixtures in Australia.

Earlier in the day there was another historic moment, this time for Japan, who earned a place in next season's World Rugby Sevens Series courtesy of a 19-14 win over Germany in the men's qualification tournament.

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