Fiji team huddle before the game against New Zealand on day one of the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2020 men's competition at Bankwest Stadium on 1 February, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Fiji beat South Africa to win Sydney 7s


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World 7s Series defending Champions Fiji are the Sydney 7s winners after edging South Africa 12-10 to claim the first Cup title this season.

Fiji were off to flying start and Napolioni Bolaca kicked a loose ball before racing on to score the opening try for Fiji. He converted from a tight angle for 7 points.

South Africa responded through JC Pretorius who touched at the left side for five points. Josua Vakurunabili was sin-binned for a should charge in the build-up to South Africa’s try.

Despite being one man down, Bolaca landed another try that saw Fiji lead 12-5 at Halftime. In the closing half, Zain Davids dived at the left corner for an unconverted try for South Africa which saw them trim the gap to two points.

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Fiji held on to a slim lead to win.

 

Timings in EAT 

Cup Semi-Finals

South Africa 19-12 USA
Fiji 17-14 England

15th Place Play-Off 
Kenya 12-19 Samoa

13th Place Play-Off
Spain 14-7 Japan

11th Place Play-Off
Wales 5-21 Scotland

9th Place Play-Off
France 7-0 Canada

 7th Place Play-Off
Argentina 12-21 Ireland

5th Place Play-Off
New Zealand 24-7 Australia

Bronze Final
USA 17-10 England

Sydney, Cup Final 
Fiji 12-10 South Africa

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