South Africa dims Kenya 7s hopes of rekindling Singapore memories

South Africa dims Kenya 7s hopes of rekindling Singapore memories

Fiji started strongly and Waisea Nacuqu opened the scoring with neat footwork to weave through defenders and the reigning Olympic champions quickly doubled their advantage through another converted try from the influential player.

Fiji had arrived in Singapore looking for a third consecutive Sevens victory after winning the Vancouver and Hong Kong legs of the challenge.

Elsewhere, Homeboyz will battle with Impala in Saturday's Enterprise Cup final after both teams won their respective semifinal matches at the weekend.

Fiji skipper Jerry Tuwai extended their lead to 21-10 before Australia once again hit back with a Brandon Quinn try.

With the clock ticking in the second half, it appeared Australia - leading by one point - had the title in the bag, but they scuppered in the very last minute by the spirited Fijians.

"It's habitual. What you do on the field is down to your training and when you're under pressure that's how they train and sometimes as a coach you're biting your nails a little bit but I've got to go with that because that's what they can produce".

Kenya will now meet Pool "C" winners South Africa in the quarterfinal on Sunday at 7.52am while England take on Samoa in the other quarterfinal at 8.36am.

Zain Davids of South Africa tackles Fiji's Alasio Sovita Naduva during the 2018 Singapore Sevens Cup Semi Final match.

Sir Gordon Tietjen's side bounced back to beat Spain 24-7 before a 36-17 defeat by New Zealand in the fifth place playoff.

"Our main aim this year was the Commonwealth but it doesn't go our way and our second aim was the World Series, so winning this tournament will boost our morale going to London and Paris".

Earlier, New Zealand lost to Fiji at the quarterfinal stage of the Singapore Sevens, unable to translate their Commonwealth Games success onto the HSBC Sevens Series.

"Awesome final at the Singapore Sevens", tweeted Ben Ryan, who coached Fiji when the Pacific Islanders last won the world championship title.

Unfortunately, Baker couldn't find touch, giving Fiji a final chance to snatch victory.

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