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Flying Fijians beat All Blacks to win Hong Kong Sevens

  • Fiji retained the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens title after beating New Zealand
  • The Fijians thrashed Australia 34-5 in the semis after edging Kenya with a last minute try in the quarters
  • The next stop in the series is in Singapore starting on Saturday
Fiji retained the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens title after beating New Zealand 21-7 in the final on Sunday to move clear in the World Series standings.

Fiji, who thrashed Australia 34-5 in the semis after edging Kenya with a last minute try in the quarters, bounced back from 7-0 down in the final thanks to tries by Jerry Tuwai, Kitione Taliga and Semi Kunatani.

New Zealand opened the scoring after four minutes,  Pita Akhi sidestepping the Fiji defence to score under the posts.

Shortly before half-time Tuwai dved over the line to open the scoring for Fiji, with the resulting successful kick leaving the score level on 7-7 at the break.

Shortly after the break, Taliga went over to put Fiji into a lead they would not relinquish.

And with four minutes remaining, Kunatani finished off an eighty metre movement with a try that put the result beyond doubt.

Meanwhile, England beat United States 19-0 to win the second tier Plate, while Argentina thrashed Scotland 26-0 to land the Bowl and Russia edged Canada in the Shield. The next stop in the series is in Singapore starting on Saturday