Fiji reclaim Cup champion title in 2015 Hong Kong Sevens

2 April, 2015


Fiji win the 40th Hong Kong Sevens, beating defending champions New Zealand 33-19 at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015, round six of the HSBC Sevens World Series. Fiji has the most-ever wins at the Hong Kong event, with Sunday's match their 15th triumph.

Fiji blasted to a 21-0 lead in the first half. The New Zealanders then pushed through with a pair of tries from Scott Curry, raising their hopes, but the Fijians kept finding gaps and a surge down the left wing by Vatemo Ravouvou swept around the left and gifted Domolailai the fifth and final try for Fiji, sealing the match 33-19.

Earlier, South Africa beat Samoa 26-5 in the play-off for third place to maintain their place at the top of the overall series standings (110).

Australia took the plate final, beating the USA 21-17.

Kenya proved too strong for Japan, winning 26-7 and scoring four tries to one in the Shield final.

Russia won the qualifier tournament against Zimbabwe 22-19 , and will play as one of the 15 top-ranked "core" teams in the next world series

The final day of Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015 saw 39,674 people in attendance.