Fiji hand New Zealand record breaking defeat at Hong Kong Sevens

09 April, 2018, 00:24 | Author: Darrell Lopez
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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.

Fiji's response was a super try.Amenoni Nasilasila, who has been electric all weekend, sliced through a weak Kenya decisive line and crossed the whitewash gallantly to hand it back to his team-mate Vatemo Ravouvou who touched down the ball for a 24-5 lead.

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

Kenya started the second half with a try to Billy Odhiambo but the comeback was snuffed out by consecutive knock-ons forced by Fiji.

"I'd like to thank my boys for the team effort and thank the Kenyan team for a good game", Tuwai told the World Rugby website.

New Zealand has maintained third place in the world sevens series standings after a fourth place finish at the Hong Kong tournament.




Collins Injera crossed over twice with Willy Ambaka adding a third try as Kenya secured a spot in the final for the second time this season, a repeat date against Fiji who beat them to the Vancouver title in Canada last month.

The world series will head to Singapore on April 28/29 after stopping by the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next weekend.

Fiji's record as the outstanding all-time performers in Hong Kong has been further strengthened as they now have 18 wins from 28 finals, well clear of New Zealand, with 11 wins from 22 finals.

Fiji, who are nearly at full strength, thrashed New Zealand 50-7 in their final pool match and are on course to meet South Africa in the semi-finals if they overcome Argentina and the Blitzboks beat Spain.

Japan is also one of two Asian qualifiers that will contest the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July.

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