Fiji win Vancouver Sevens, close in on South Africa

Fiji win Vancouver Sevens, close in on South Africa

England, who were beaten by Kenya in the Cup quarterfinal 12-0, collected 13 points after beating Australia 31-14 in the fifth place final. In the playoff round, Canada opened with a 19-0 loss to Scotland, rallied with 17 unanswered points to beat France 31-19, then blew a 10-point lead in a 21-15 loss to Samoa in the 13th-place game.

Kenya had won only once before in four finals appearances, beating Fiji in Singapore a year ago.

The team is expected back in the country on Tuesday where they will start preparations for the Hong Kong Sevens as well as Commonwealth games.

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The All Blacks Sevens had plenty of possession in both games but were unable to crack the defence of both the United States of America and England.

The third knockout match had been in the balance after a scoreless first half, but the in-form Americans ran away with the contest in the second spell with tries to substitute Carlin Isles, Danny Barrett and, right at the death, Kevon Williams. Kenya were first to put points on the board with a try from Collins Injera, Fiji followed with two tries from Kalione Nasako and Eroni Sau, but also saw Waisea Nacuqu sin binned before the break.

England led 14-7 at halftime and went on with it after the break in a five tries to two victory. Fiji answered with two more tries, this time from Amenoni Nasilasila and Mesulame Kunavula.

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New Zealand will now play-off for seventh place against Argentina. New Zealand went on to make it three from three with wins over Russian Federation 31-5, and the Blitzbok 33-14.

The Pacific Island nation became the first team to notch two tournament titles this term, leapfrogging New Zealand to move from third to second in the series standings, eight points behind South Africa on 109. New Zealand Captain Scott Curry spoke to us about his sides clean sweep on day one in Canada.

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