Kenya beats All Blacks, to face Fiji in Hong Kong Sevens final

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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.

It paid off after a scorching final day that saw them first pushed to the limit by a spirited and youthful South Africa in winning their semi-final 26-24. The team now heads to Australia to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

South Africa beat New Zealand 29-7 to take the bronze medal, whereas Argentina edged US 14-12 to safe fifth.

New Zealand's quarter-final opponents will be the unbeaten United States.

Kenya Sevens will be meeting a farmiliar "enemy" in Fijians after the two teams met in the Singapore Sevens Series in which Kenyans lifted their first Sevens title in 2016. Oliech converted, Kenya looking comfortable at 21-7.

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It was an arm wrestle for much of the second half and New Zealand were hot on attack before Kenya pinched a vital turnover and Willie Ambaka Ndayara raced 90m for the clincher, 1min 40sec from fulltime. The Fijians ended pool play with a ideal 3-0 record thanks to wins on Saturday over Russian Federation (36-14) and then New Zealand (50-7), with six tries in a stunning second half of that last game. Text the word "SPORTS" to 22840 and receive local and global sports news as it happens.

The impressive Joe Ravouvou scored a fine individual effort, breaking out of several would-be tackles and bursting down the right sideline to make it 12-0.

New Zealand scored a late consolation with substitute Jona Nareki dotting down, but it was too little too late as Shujaa had done enough to win the tie.

Rokolisoa added a second early in the second half before the U.S. finally opened their account through Carlin Isles with two minutes left.

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