Fiji claim Cape Town Sevens title

Fiji bounced back from last weekend’s fifth-place finish by taking the Cup silverware at the Cape Town Sevens, beating USA 29-15 in Sunday’s final.

Fiji claim Cape Town Sevens title

Fiji claim Cape Town Sevens title

In a one-sided final the Fijians raced into a 22-0 lead and kept their noses in front as they showed their class throughout the weekend.

Host nation South Africa responded from their semi-final loss to Fiji by beating New Zealand 10-5 in a low-scoring Bronze final meeting.

England finished in fifth spot, overcoming an impressive Spain side 14-7, while the Challenge Trophy was claimed by Argentina, who defeated Samoa 38-14. Finally it was Kenya who came out on top in the 13th place final as they edged Wales 33-26.

The World Sevens Series now takes a break until January 26-27 when it restarts in Hamilton before heading to Sydney on February 2-3.

Cape Town Sevens, Day Two Results

Challenge quarter-finalsSamoa 31-26 WalesFrance 31-0 JapanCanada 28-24 ZimbabweArgentina 34-31 Kenya

Cup quarter-finalsSouth Africa 21-12 ScotlandFiji 46-7 SpainAustralia 17-26 New ZealandUSA 19-12 England

13th place semi-finalsWales 28-7 JapanZimbabwe 19-31 Kenya

Challenge Trophy semi-finalsSamoa 31-7 FranceCanada 14-24 Argentina

5th place semi-finalsScotland 7-12 SpainAustralia 21-24 England

Cup semi-finalsSouth Africa 12-17 FijiNew Zealand 12-31 USA

13th place play-offWales 26-33 Kenya

Challenge Trophy finalSamoa 14-38 Argentina

5th place play-offSpain 7-14 England

Bronze finalSouth Africa 10-5 New Zealand

Cup finalFiji 29-15 USA

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