Kenyan Team #Shujaa Finishes Second at the 2018 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament

Posted March 12, 2018

Sevuloni Mocenacagi scored two tries as Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 in the final of the Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday to become the first team to win two titles in this season's Sevens World Series.

He was lethal in the attack and defence for Fiji as he also dotted down twice in the match.

The USA will now meet Kenya in the semi-finals after they beat England 12-0.

The All Blacks Sevens are now second in the standings, 10 points behind South Africa, heading into the sixth round of the series. The South Africans lead with 109 points from Fiji with 101, New Zealand with 92 and Australia with 84.

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"We are the first team to win two tournaments this year but that will only make the other teams much harder to play against". Australia came out firing in the second half with two tries but Canada secured a 19-19 draw with a final try of the half.

The World Series Standing after the Canada Sevens. Fiji beat Argentina 43-7 and South Africa beat Australia 24-19.

With Fiji leading 12-7 going into the second-half, it was Kenya who responded first with a try from Eden Agero within 19 seconds. Fiji answered with two more tries, this time from Amenoni Nasilasila and Mesulame Kunavula.

"After a disappointing game for us against Kenya in the quarter-final we found ourselves up against New Zealand again", said captain Tom Mitchell. France and Spain both progress to the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals, their end of day clash resulting in a 12-12 finish.

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Fiji had earlier defeated South Africa 15-12 in the semi-finals while Kenya ended the US' dreams of recording back-to-back wins after their triumph in Las Vegas last weekend, the Kenyans running out 24-19 winners in their semi-final.

Laidlaw described the back-to-back losses as disappointing, particularly given how well the Kiwis played in downing South Africa.

New Zealand had earlier beaten Scotland and Russian Federation in contrasting matches, battling to defeat the Scots 31-26 before dissecting Russian Federation 31-5 and going on to account for South Africa 33-14. South Africa finished second in Pool D after a 21-0 win over Scotland, who fell to Russian Federation in their last match of the day with a closely fought 26-24 margin.

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