Blitzboks claim bronze in Hong Kong

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The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday moved into the final four of the Hong Kong Sevens by beating Spain 38-5 and will now face Fiji in the Cup semi-finals.

The Fijians were first to score through Josua Vakurunabili who won a one-on-one attempt on the try box and it's was an early nerve-settler for Fiji, after a miscommunication in the Kenyan defence to score on the far corner which they failed to convert.

"We've talked about it all week - what we could do to lift the worries and stresses people are having in their lives - and I thought the players did admirably this weekend".

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Two yellow cards in the first half for Kenya's Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka allowed the Pacific islanders to take a 17-0 lead at half-time.

Kenya started the second half with a try to Billy Odhiambo but the comeback was snuffed out by consecutive knock-ons forced by Fiji. "We brought the No. 1 team here, not like the others, because we respect and honour the tradition Fiji has at the Hong Kong Sevens".

Fiji and Kenya huddles before the game on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver on 10th March, 2018.

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Some nations, together with South Africa which was crushed by Fiji within the semifinals, despatched weakened squad to Hong Kong in preparation for the Commonwealth Video games competitors which takes place between April 13 and 15.

Fiji's march towards a record fourth straight Hong Kong Sevens crown gathered pace with two more victories on Saturday but the U.S. may be the ones to stand in their way. "We've worked really hard to get back and we've just got to get that consistency now and keep up with the world series teams".

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