WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Australia beat Fiji to win Hong Kong 7s

Australia celebrate. Photo Courtesy/KLCEE Fotos.
Australia celebrate. Photo Courtesy/KLCEE Fotos.

Australian Men’s Sevens have started their title defence with a bang, defeating Fiji 20-17 in the Hong Kong final.

The Series returned to the iconic venue after several years off due to COVID, with Australia opening their campaign with a 43-0 win against the hosts on November 4.

This was followed by a 22-17 defeat to Hong Kong before holding on to eliminate New Zealand 24-17 as they finished second in their pool.

They then survived two tight encounters to get over Ireland and France before facing a Fiji side looking for a sixth title in a row.

Trailing 12-0, the Australians refused to give up and once again dug deep, with Henry Hutchison scoring a double and setting up another to get them within striking distance.

Nathan Lawson then struck, powering his way over in the corner to seal an unbelievable win.

Hong Kong day three

Sunday 06 November
9TH PLACE QUARTER-FINAL
New Zealand 43-0 Kenya 7s
Spain 19-14 Uruguay
Canada 19-17 Hong Kong
Great Britain 29-0 Japan

CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Samoa 19-14 Argentina
Fiji 12-7 South Africa
Ireland 19-26 Australia
France 28-14 USA

13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL

Kenya 7s 7-10 Uruguay
Hong Kong 17-24 Japan

9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL

New Zealand 24-7 Spain
Canada 17-12 Great Britain

5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Argentina 19-12 South Africa
Ireland 7-14 USA

CUP SEMI FINALS
Samoa 7-19 Fiji
Australia  10-7 France

13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Uruguay 33-10 Japan

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
New Zealand 33-5 Canada

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Argentina 36-0 USA

BRONZE FINAL
Samoa 17-19 France

CUP FINAL
Fiji 17-20 Australia

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