Fiji win Vancouver Sevens, close in on South Africa

England Sevens to face Australia for fifth place

England Sevens to face Australia for fifth place

Earlier, Kenya had beaten United States 24-19 in the semi finals thanks to a last minute try from Ouma.

Jesse Parahi crossed late in the first half for the Aussies while John Porch added some respectability to the score with the final try of the game.

"There's a real sense of pride more than anything today", Fiji head coach Gareth Baber told World Rugby. "All the teams now are very hard to play against, not like before".

"Mission accomplished as far as Vancouver is concerned and we go back to Fiji now to prepare for Hong Kong".

In the other quarter-finals South Africa fought back to beat Australia 24-19 after trailing 19-0 at the break, while Fiji demolished Argentina 43-7.

Fellow Pool A side Uruguay join Canada in the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals alongside Samoa, Wales, France, Spain, Scotland and Russian Federation.

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Three tries in the first seven minutes put New Zealand on the road to victory over the Blitzboks.

The Americans, winners last week in Las Vegas, kept Clark Laidlaw's side tryless in a clinical display, crossing three times themselves in the second half for a 17-0 victory to secure a semifinal matchup against Kenya who upset defending Vancouver champions England 12-0 in the last of the quarterfinals.

Vancouver Champions Fiji will headline Pool A where they will battle with fellow pacific rivals New Zealand and Samoa as well as Russian Federation.

In so doing, Fiji became the first team to notch two tournament titles this season, moving from third to second in the series standings behind South Africa.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12- After their superb performance at the Vancouver Sevens in Canada, Kenya will be hoping to keep the same momentum going at the seventh leg of the World Rugby Series in Hong Kong from April 6-8 where they have been pooled in a tough Group B.

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