Fiji defeats Kenya to claim Canada Sevens

Fiji defeats Kenya to claim Canada Sevens

The victory saw Kenya collect 19 points, taking the team's tally to 64 points though the team remains eighth in World Rugby Sevens Series rankings.

Fiji had edged South Africa 15-12 in the semi-finals courtesy of second-half tries from Kalione Nasoko and Amenoni Nasilasila.

Australia held on to beat Argentina 28-24 in their fifth-place semi-final, after leading 28-0 at halftime, while England accounted for New Zealand 21-17.

Brave Kenya Sevens settled for silver and 19 points for the World Rugby Sevens Series when they gallantly lost to Fiji 32-12 in the main Cup final of Canada Sevens at BC Place in Vancouver on Monday morning.

With a more secure stream of possession in the second half it was able to give full vent to its attacking game and scored three more tries while holding Kenya scoreless.

Points standing: South Africa 109, Fiji 101, New Zealand 92, Australia 84 and Argentina 77.

"I'm speechless and very proud of the boys", Fiji captain Jerry Tuwai said.

"We are the first team to win two tournaments this year but that will only make the other teams much harder to play against".

New Zealand opened Pool D edging Scotland 31-26 with five tries to four and evening the score after Scotland beat the New Zealand Sevens last weekend in Las Vegas.

Quickfire tries from each side made it 7-7 two minutes in, Willy Ambaka crossing first for Kenya, only to see Fiji respond immediately with a try from Josua Vakurunabili.

South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating United States of America 29-7, the series leaders running in five tries to one in front of a packed BC Place.

Oscar Ouma led Kenya's break at the stroke of the half time to score the first try with Samuel Oliech adding the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

The series now heads to Hong Kong for the seventh round April 6-8.

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