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Fiji 7s Team remain in second place on the World Sevens standings
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Monday 15/04/2019
[Photo:HSBC Sport]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s Team remain in second place on the World Sevens Series standings with 142 points.

This was after their hopes to retain their title in the Singapore 7s was shattered when South Africa beat them 20‑19 in the final.

Fiji dominated in attack and defense in the first half however, South Africa made a strong come back in the second half to claim the title.

Fiji led 19-0 at halftime with three un-answered tries through Aminiasi Tuimaba, Napolioni Ratu and Vilimoni Botitu.

South Africa then started to apply pressure scoring three tries of their own before Selvyn Davids kicked the most important penalty of the game to seal the win for them.

Aminiasi Tuimaba was also yellow carded in the match.

Meanwhile, USA continue to lead with 145 points, New Zealand remain in third place with 130 points while South Africa currently have 121 points in fourth place.

In other results from the Singapore 7s, England settled for bronze after defeating USA 28‑7, while Samoa finished fifth after defeating New Zealand 19‑17.


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