Kenya bounce second-string New Zealand out in Hong Kong Sevens semifinals

Will Wilson has been named in the England squad for the Hong Kong Sevens. Courtesy Mike Wolff

"It is nice to have finished this for the individuals of Fiji and people who have been affected by the floods in Fiji", defined Fiji coach Gareth Baber.

"Hong Kong is at all times particular for us, we respect and honor the custom that Fiji has with the Hong Kong Sevens".

New Zealand's youthful men's sevens team have been put to the sword by Fiji in Hong Kong, crashing to a record-breaking 50-7 loss.

Famed for a party atmosphere nearly unrivaled in the world of sport, Fiji enjoys the annual trip to Hong Kong more than most.

"We have talked about all of it week - what we may do to carry the concerns and stresses persons are having of their lives - and I believed the gamers did admirably this weekend".

A reply try by Billy Odhiambo and Oscar Ouma late surge for a try could only give the Kenyan fans a consolation as Fiji won 24-12.

They opened with wins over Russian Federation (36-5) and Samoa (19-12) to book a quarter-final berth but could do nothing to stop the 17-time Hong Kong champions, who are chasing a fourth successive win at the famed tournament.

The Blitzboks will next face Fiji at 09:41 (SA time) in the semi-finals.

"Hong Kong is always special for us", Tuwai said.

Fiji have come to Hong Kong with a full-strength squad which they are hoping can back up and win gold at the Commonwealth Games on Australia?s Gold Coast next week.

South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 29-7 while Argentina beat United States of America 14-12 to secure fifth.

They also kept hold of their lead in the World Rugby Seven Series and head to Singapore from April 28-29 on 126 points to Fiji's 123, with three legs left in the series to play.

Australia started the day strongly with a 17-14 win over England, but were knocked out in the second-tier Challenge Trophy semi-finals when they lost 24-12 to France.

Before joining the series they will contest the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on July 20-22 as one of the two Asian qualifiers.

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