New Zealand Sevens round-up: Southern Hemisphere domination continues with Fiji victory

New Zealand Sevens round-up: Southern Hemisphere domination continues with Fiji victory

Wales' first victory of the weekend came against Spain, which included a second try of the tournament for newcomer Harri Millard for a final score of 29-21.

Samoan sevens player Jacob Ale has been suspended for one match after he was cited for a unsafe charge in their playoff match for 5th place against Kenya at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens tournament in Hamilton this evening.

The New Zealand Rugby Union and World Rugby said the inaugural event in Hamilton over the weekend was a success, but New Zealand must now tender to host a series from 2020 onwards.

However, their Cinderella run came to an abrupt halt following a 33-12 defeat to Sydney Sevens Champions Australia in the Cup quarter final.

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However, despite tries from Tom Bowen and Phil Burgess England were narrowly edged out by a Samoan side that would secure fifth place by beating Kenya later on.

Brian Tanga of Kenya (top) competes for the ball with Tavite Veredamu of France (C) as Willie Ambaka of Kenya looks on during the Sydney World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney on January 27, 2018.

Four tournaments, four different winners - this year's Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain.

Elsewhere, Australia edged past New Zealand 8-7 to take the third-place honors, while United States of America saw off Argentina 31-12 to lift the Challenge trophy.

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It then lost to Australia 33-12 in the quarter finals but then beat Scotland 33-19 for fight place semi finals.

"We've got to go back to Fiji and work hard, develop our game even more, but obviously not lose what we're good at and that's what we saw tonight".

"I did not expect for us to score two tries, but I thank God that today (Sunday) the Lord helped me off-load to him at the right time, not once but twice, to help us win".

The next leg of the Sevens World Series takes place in Las Vegas from March 2-4.

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England beat Russian Federation 47-0 and Papua New Guinea 27-0 before falling to South Africa in the pool decider.

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