South Africa’s bid for a season-opening World Sevens Sequence title ended on Sunday after Fiji maintained their profitable streak in opposition to the Blitzboks on the Hong Kong Sevens leg.
Two first-half tries from the Fijians within the second cup quarter-final of the day have been sufficient to edge the South Africans, who’ve nonetheless but to beat the Islanders within the well-liked leg of the circuit.
The Blitzboks trailed the Fijians 12-0 after a decent opening alternate, however a free cross gave Fiji the best of tries to take a 5-0 lead, they usually scored one other after the clock turned purple within the half.
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Joseava Talacolo dribbled via to attain in the proper nook earlier than Jeremaia Matana capitalised from a failed cheeky kickoff from SA.
Blitzbok skipper Soviwe Soyizwapi powered his method over halfway via the second half, and Dewald Human added the extras to shut the hole to 5 factors, however the Fijians withstood a late rally to carry on for a 12-7 victory.
Pulling out all of the soccer abilities 🇫🇯@fijirugby are via to the semi-finals after edging previous South Africa#HSBC7s | #HK7s pic.twitter.com/071MDf9Ye6
— World Rugby 7s (@WorldRugby7s) November 6, 2022
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