March 06, 2017
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South Africa wins Las Vegas 7s

South Africa defeated reigning champion Fiji 19-12 to clinch the 2017 Las Vegas 7s title at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada today.

Fiji made an impressive start in the final and scored first through Masivesi Dakuwaqa.

South Africa hit back just before half time through Branco Du Preez to lead 7-5 at the break.

Chris Dry and Rosko Specman added two more tries to boost their title hopes.

The Fijians did not give up the fight and scored another try through replacement Waise Nacuqu to keep the pressure but sheer determination and confidence saw the Africans hold on till the final whistle and clinch their fourth title of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series.

Replacement Fijian forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi was red carded just before fulltime for tackling Werner Kok dangerously in the air.

By Reginald Chandar

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