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We're still close: Cakau

April 1, 2012 7:00 am

Fiji 7s captain, Setefano Cakau says they are glad to have at least won the plate and more importantly gained some points at the Tokyo 7s.

Fiji bowed out of the cup competition after losing 21-24 in an exciting main quarter-final against Samoa.

Cakau says it was good they managed to redeem themselves by beating South Africa 14-10 in what was considered a tough two-day tournament.

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“I know that we did not reach our aim but I thank the boys for their performance, we have the plate and have not kept much of a points difference from New Zealand. The boys worked hard and I thank them for a their hard performance. It was a tough game against South Africa but we got some points, it’s a good week, we are taking something back home which is the plate and I thank the boys that we won something in Tokyo.”

Australia defeated Samoa 28-26 in dramatic fashion to win the cup final.

Despite finishing third in Tokyo, New Zealand remain on top of the IRB World Sevens Series points table with 128 points.

Fiji is in second place with 122 points followed by South Africa (105), England (104) and Samoa (101).

France won the bowl competition after beating the United States 17-12 while Scotland took home the shield after beating Kenya 26-12.

Next up is the Scotland 7s that will be held in Glasgow May 5-6.

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