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Fiji break Kenya 7s dream in Hong Kong Sevens final

Fiji break Kenya 7s dream in Hong Kong Sevens final”

"It's great to have done this for the people of Fiji and those who have been affected by the floods in Fiji", said coach Gareth Baber.

The victory in front of a packed Hong Kong Stadium means Japan will become one of the 15 core teams contesting the 10-round world series, beginning next December.

Injera lost his cool in the process of the given penalty and was sin binned for a tap in Fiji's scrumhalf Tuwai crutch leaving the Kenyans disadvantaged with six men left on the field and time ticking first.

Tries from Billy Odhiambo and Oscar Ouma put points on the board for Kenya after the break, but Fiji's early lead proved insurmountable.

The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday moved into the final four of the Hong Kong Sevens by beating Spain 38-5 and will now face Fiji in the Cup semi-finals.

The 2019 Sevens Collection will contain Japan after Damian Karauna's facet beat Germany 19-14 within the annual world collection qualifier in Hong Kong.

Kenya came full-strength and had looked a serious threat to the Fijians' reign after winning their semi-final 21-7 over New Zealand.

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Fiji's record as the outstanding all-time performers in Hong Kong has been further strengthened as they now have 18 wins from 28 finals, well clear of New Zealand, with 11 wins from 22 finals.

"Hong Kong is always special for us", captain Jerry Tuwai said.

Fiji's consideration will now be centered on additional glory when the group heads to the Commonwealth Video games on Australia's Gold Coast.

South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 29-7 while Argentina beat U.S. 14-12 to secure fifth.

Kenya's loss comes a few weeks after their 29-7 loss to Fiji in the sixth leg of the World Rugby Sevens series final held in Vancouver, Canada.

Fiji later won a fourth successive Hong Kong title after pouncing on Kenya's ill-discipline and errors to win the final 24-12.



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