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South Africa 7s crowned the series champions

June 10, 2018 6:10 pm

The South Africa 7s team has retained the 2017/18 World Rugby sevens series silverware after claiming the Paris title this morning.

The Blitzbok defeated England 24-14 in the final in France.

South Africa finished on top of the standings with 182 points while Fiji, which settled for fifth place in Paris, finished second with 180 points.

Fiji defeated the USA 28-7 in the fifth-place final.

Captain Jerry Tuwai says it was not their day after the result against England in the cup quarterfinal did not go their way.

“First of all I want to thank the god for everything for the opportunity for us to play here in Paris with my brothers. It didn’t go our way but we are really thankful for what we have achieved.”

Fiji earlier lost to England 19-17 in the quarterfinals then defeated Ireland in the fifth place semi-final by 38-5.

The team now moves its focus on preparing for the World Cup in San Francisco in the USA next month.