Blitzboks power into Hong Kong semis

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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.

Their remaining pool match is later on Saturday against Fiji, who are chasing a record fourth successive Hong Kong title.

Captain Jerry Tuwai stressed the defense and Josua Vakurunabili finished on the outside for the opening try.

Kenya had earlier defeated Scotland 19-12 in the cup quarters with Collins Injera scoring two tries while Willy Ambaka was also on the score sheet.

Australia's youngsters fought hard at the Hong Kong Sevens but were outclassed on Sunday to end an underwhelming tournament.

Eroni Sau (left) of Fiji tackles Kenya's Nelson Oyoo during the Cup Final of the Hong Kong Sevens.

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They opened with wins over Russian Federation (36-5) and Samoa (19-12) to book a quarter-final berth but could do nothing to stop the 17-time Hong Kong champions, who are chasing a fourth successive win at the famed tournament.

A reply try by Billy Odhiambo and Oscar Ouma late surge for a try could only give the Kenyan fans a consolation as Fiji won 24-12.

"I think that it's great for us", said Karauna.

"Hong Kong is at all times particular for us, we respect and honor the custom that Fiji has with the Hong Kong Sevens".

Fiji, who are nearly at full strength, thrashed New Zealand 50-7 in their final pool match and are on course to meet South Africa in the semi-finals if they overcome Argentina and the Blitzboks beat Spain.

All four Hong Kong semifinalists will feature on the Gold Coast, with Olympic champion Fiji favoured to win its first Commonwealth gold medal.

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