South Africa defeats Fiji in 2011 USA Sevens Tournament in Las Vegas.
South Africa have defeated Fiji 24-14 in the USA Sevens in Las Vegas final to win their first IRB World Series tournament since April 2009.
South Africa and Fiji knocked out pre-tournament favourites and joint series leaders England and New Zealand in the semi finals. However, England and New Zealand retain their lead on the 2011 IRB Sevens World Series on 80 points each. Fiji and Samoa are next on 64, with South Africa coming fifth on 56.
With his 29 points at the USA Sevens, Ben Gollings …
After two rounds of the 2010/2011 HSBC Sevens World Series, England lead with 44 points, followed by New Zealand with 40 and last year’s winners, Samoa, on 36. Perennial contenders Fiji are forth on 32 points. South Africa is in fifth place on 24 points after winning both the Dubai and South Africa Plate finals.
New Zealand, following their Commonwealth Games medal in 2010 and Samoa as 2009/2010 Series winners, went into the new season as favourites. While England holds the lead, both New Zealand and Samoa are still very much in contention.
The Dubai Sevens, …