Fiji to face tough Pacific rival in the London 7s

Captain Stacey Michelsen of New Zealand is challenged by Silvina d'elia of Argentina in the FIH Pro League Hockey match North Harbour Hockey Stadium Auckland New Zealand Sunday

The Blitzboks were unbeaten in the competition having gone three for three on day one.

The Fijians lost 20-19 to South Africa in the Cup final of the Singapore 7s last night.

Fiji won the restart and with time up Aminiasi Tuimaba attempted a kick and chase but the Blitzboks got to the ball first to clinch their second tournament victory of the season.

The win takes South Africa to 121 points on the World Series Sevens standings, still in fourth place behind New Zealand (130), Fiji (142) and leaders US (145).

But the Africans hit back with 20 unanswered second half points to claim the final.

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South Africa then swept aside Samoa in the quarter-final before another dominant display against the U.S. in the semi-final to set up a final against the Islanders.

They scored a total of 7 tries.

The Blitzboks piled on the pressure with Tuimaba coming back on to restore Fiji to their full compliment.

Tries from Kurt-Lee Arendse, Angelo Davids and Ryan Oosthuizen as well as one conversion from Selvyn Davids and the match-winning penalty off his boot made for a nail-biting finish.

England is pooled with New Zealand, Scotland and the unnamed 16th team in Pool C, while U.S. leads Pool D with Australia, Wales, and Spain.

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