Classy Blitzboks hammer Aussies to reach Hamilton Sevens final

Posted February 05, 2018

Kenya is now placed at position seven overall after amassing 35 points in third rounds played at the World Series.

It was not such a smooth run for Fiji who needed their get-out-of-jail card to beat Samoa 12-10 in the quarter-finals with Kalioni Nasoko running 95 metres to score the winning try on the last play of the game.

After finishing second in their pool on day one, England faced hosts New Zealand and were narrowly beaten 12-19 and were then edged out by Samoa as they lost 17-22 to the side that would end up being placed fifth.

In a thrilling final on Sunday, Fiji came back from 17-5 down at halftime to engineer a dramatic turnaround and win the Hamilton Sevens title 19-17 against the Blitzboks at the Waikato Stadium.

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Kenya had beaten Samoa and Canada in the pool matches 19-14 while it drew 19-19 with Canada to finish top of pool D with 8 points.

Innocent Simiyu's charges finished the preliminary round unbeaten after edging out Canada by the same margin before holding the United States of America 19-19 to secure a top spot.

Coverage will start with the challenge trophy quarter-finals which will be followed up with the Cup quarter-finals.

Kenya conceded four tries in the opening six minutes with Dan Sikuta and Augustine Lugonzo scoring their only two tries in the second half.

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Shujaa will be expected back in the country on Tuesday.

Australia's Ben O'Donnell shakes off the Kenya defense on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on 4th February, 2018.

"Down at half-time but with the Fijians, you're always close to getting a score somewhere as long as we can make some of those passes stick", Baber said.

The victory saw the Deejays take their points tally to 34 and leapfrog the millers (33) into the second spot ahead of this weekend's ninth round of the season.

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