25th September 02:00 AM
There has never been a more competitive series’ than this year - Beaumont
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Friday 08/06/2018

There has never been a more competitive series’ than this year.

These are the words of World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont ahead of the Paris 7s this weekend.

With the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team only seven points clear of South Africa at the top of the standings, Beaumont believes that the stage is set for an epic finale to the series in Paris.

Meanwhile World Rugby Sevens analyst and former England 7s captain Rob Vickerman says that Fiji continued to get better in every tournament as they have defeated South Africa six times this season and is now on a 25 games winning streak.

The Fiji 7s team just needs a third place finish at the Paris 7s this weekend to win the 2017/2018 World Sevens Series.

Fiji is in first place with 167 points and a third place finish will earn them 17 points and will take their total tally to 184.

A tournament win is 22 points therefore South Africa will get 182 points if they win the Paris 7s.

This will not be enough to beat Fiji on the table.

Barring any upsets, they are likely to meet Argentina, USA or England in the quarterfinals.

Fiji is likely to face Australia, Canada or Scotland in the semifinals and South Africa or New Zealand in the final.

Fiji will take on Samoa at 8.50pm tomorrow in their first pool match of the Paris 7s.

The national side will then face Kenya at 11.46pm tomorrow in their second pool match while the final pool match is against New Zealand at 5.14am on Sunday.

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