Sevens

Fiji leads World Sevens Series

Fiji has taken the top spot in the World Sevens Series ladder even though New Zealand took back-to-back titles over the past two weekends. The All Blacks remain in third with the win but move to the same points as leaders Fiji (69), who reclaimed top spot by beating South Africa 26-12 to finish third in […]

Peni Shute

February 8, 2016 11:15 am

Fiji has taken the top spot in the World Sevens Series ladder even though New Zealand took back-to-back titles over the past two weekends.

The winners of the Sydney 7's, The New Zealand 7's team. Photo: World Rugby Sevens Series/Facebook.
The winners of the Sydney 7’s, The New Zealand 7’s team. Photo: World Rugby Sevens Series/Facebook.

The All Blacks remain in third with the win but move to the same points as leaders Fiji (69), who reclaimed top spot by beating South Africa 26-12 to finish third in Sydney, and the second-place Blitzboks with points difference separating the three teams at the top.

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The next leg of the World Sevens Series will be in Las Vegas from March 4-6 followed by the Vancouver Sevens in Canada from March 12-13.

Pools for HSBC USA Sevens:

Sir Gordon Tietjen’s side will face Kenya, Portugal and Russia in Pool A while Australia, runners-up on home soil in Sydney, meet England, Scotland and Japan.

Ben Ryan’s series-leading Fiji await Argentina, Samoa and France in possibly the toughest of the four pools, and an exact repeat of the Sydney event, in Pool C. The Pacific Islanders will be looking to extend their remarkable record of 39 victories from their last 39 pool matches when they hit American soil where they are defending champions.

Hosts USA, who ended the Sydney Sevens tournament with a 24-21 defeat to Kenya having held a 21-0 lead at half-time, are in Pool D and face South Africa, Wales and North American rivals Canada in a mouth-watering clash in Las Vegas.

Osea Kolonisau, Fiji 7's captain reaches another milestone, scores 2 tries in the first half to take his career tally to 96.
Osea Kolonisau, Fiji 7’s captain, reaches another milestone, scores two tries in the first half to take his career tally to 96.

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