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Fiji loses to South Africa in Singapore 7s Cup final

April 15, 2019 6:42 am
Fiji 7s team captain Paula Dranisinukula on attack [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

The Fiji Airways 7s side’s hope for a back to back title was severed after they lost to South Africa 20-19 in an enthralling Singapore cup final.

Fiji scored three tries in the first half to lead the Blitzbokke 19-0 at the half-time mark.

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The South Africa 7s side came from behind in the second spell scoring three tries to narrow the point difference between the two teams 17-19.

A final drop goal from South Africa in the last minute of the second half puts them ahead of Fiji 20-19.

Meanwhile, England defeated USA 21-7 in the Bronze medal final.

Meanwhile, Fiji remains in second place of the World Series standings with 142, three points behind USA who is leading with 145 points.

New Zealand is third in the table standing with 130 points followed by South Africa with 121 points.

The next tournament will be held in London on the 25th and the 26th of next month.

MATCHTIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2POOL
M102:00PMNew Zealand43 - 0JapanPool D
M202:22PMSamoa40 - 14SpainPool D
M302:44PMEngland36 - 7KenyaPool C
M403:06PMUSA31 - 12WalesPool C
M503:30PMArgentina17 - 22AustraliaPool B
M603:54PMFrance26 - 7Hong KongPool B
M804:14PMSouth Africa36 - 10ScotlandPool A
M804:36PMFiji50 - 12CanadaPool A
M905:28PMNew Zealand53 - 0SpainPool D
M1005:50PMSamoa50 - 5JapanPool D
M1106:12PMEngland0 - 12WalesPool C
M1206:34PMUSA17 - 14KenyaPool C
M1306:56PMArgentina31 - 5Hong KongPool B
M1407:18PMFrance12 - 24AustraliaPool B
M1507:40PMSouth Africa36 - 0CanadaPool A
M1608:02PMFiji12 - 19ScotlandPool A
M1708:54PMJapan17 - 5SpainPool D
M1809:16PMSamoa22 - 26New ZealandPool D
M1909:38PMKenya19 - 14WalesPool C
M2010:00PMUSA22 - 7EnglandPool C
M2110:22PMAustralia47 - 0Hong KongPool B
M2210:44PMFrance7 - 19ArgentinaPool B
M2311:06PMScotland5 - 28CanadaPool A
M2411:28PMFiji7 - 17South AfricaPool A
SUN APR 14 2019
M2502:00PMScotland38 - 10SpainCTQF
M2602:22PMWales19 - 17Hong KongCTQF
M2702:44PMJapan14 - 33CanadaCTQF
M2803:06PMFrance24 - 14KenyaCTQF
M2903:30PMSouth Africa21 - 12SamoaCup QF1
M3003:52PMUSA12 - 10ArgentinaCup QF2
M3104:14PMNew Zealand5 - 19FijiCup QF3
M3204:36PMAustralia19 - 31EnglandCup QF4
M3305:38PMSpain38 - 12Hong Kong13th Place SF
M3406:00PMJapan24 - 31Kenya13th Place SF
M3506:22PMScotland33 - 12WalesCT SF
M3606:44PMCanada12 - 19FranceCT SF
M3707:06PMSamoa14 - 12Argentina5th Place SF
M3807:28PMNew Zealand27 - 22Australia5th Place SF
M3907:50PMSouth Africa24 - 12USACup SF
M4008:12PMFiji26 - 12EnglandCup SF
M4109:14PMSpain5 - 21Kenya13th Place Play-off
M4209:36PMScotland19 - 22FranceCT Final
M4310:11PMSamoa19 - 17New Zealand5th Place Play-off
M4410:35PMUSA7 - 21EnglandBronze Final
M4511:00PMSouth Africa20 - 19FijiCup Final

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