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Battling Kenya take silver at Hong Kong Sevens

Battling Kenya take silver at Hong Kong Sevens

Joe Ravouvou scored a fine try as New Zealand progressed through to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Sevens.

In what was a repeat of the Vancouver Sevens final, Kenya locked horns with the mighty Fijians in a tantalizing fashion at the Hong Kong Stadium but could not get a way past the gritty Fiji.

The 2019 Sevens Collection will contain Japan after Damian Karauna's facet beat Germany 19-14 within the annual world collection qualifier in Hong Kong.

"We have talked about all of it week - what we may do to carry the concerns and stresses persons are having of their lives - and I believed the gamers did admirably this weekend".

Kenya started the second half with a try to Billy Odhiambo but the comeback was snuffed out by consecutive knock-ons forced by Fiji.

"Hong Kong is always special for us", captain Jerry Tuwai said.

Tuwai was then denied in a try-saving tackle by Willy Ambaka, but Tuwai drew a foul from Kenya's Collins Injera, who was yellow-carded.

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Kenya Sevens have beaten New Zealand to cruise to the final of Hong Kong Sevens where they will face Fiji in title decider.

Fiji will take on Wales, Uganda and Sri Lanka in Pool D of the men's tournament on the Gold Coast in Australia.

New Zealand's regular squad and coaching team are on the Gold Coast preparing for the Commonwealth Games tournament, testing the country's depth of sevens talent.

Kenya maintains their position seven with 81 points with three legs remaining to the end of the HSBC Sevens Series while Fiji retains their second position with 123 points after seven rounds.

South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 29-7 while Argentina beat US 14-12 to secure fifth.

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.

Japan is also one of two Asian qualifiers that will contest the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July.

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