The National Rugby sevens team Shujaa is expected back in the country Tuesday morning, after recording their best performance in this season HSBC World Series at the Hamilton leg in New Zealand.
But in the final‚ despite running into a 19-5 lead thanks to first half tries from Kwagga Smith‚ Kyle Brown and Branco du Preez‚ Fiji came storming back with some brilliantly constructed scores.
However, despite tries from Tom Bowen and Phil Burgess England were narrowly edged out by a Samoan side that would secure fifth place by beating Kenya later on.
In Saturday's earlier matches, the Kiwis demolished France 52-7, while a Koroi playmaking masterclass guided them to a 24-5 win over Scotland.
Elsewhere, Australia edged past New Zealand 8-7 to take the third-place honors, while U.S. saw off Argentina 31-12 to lift the Challenge trophy.
Kenya reached their third Cup quarterfinal in Hamilton but lost to Sydney Sevens champions Australia 33-12 before dropping to the fifth place semi-finals.
The Innocent Simiyu charges now shift focus to the U.S. where they will compete at the Las Vegas Sevens from March 3-5 in the fourth round of the series.
SPORT Fiji celebrate at the final whistle
Alosio Sovita Naduva scored three tries as rallied from 17-5 down at halftime to beat 24-17 Sunday in the final of the leg of the Rugby Sevens World Series.
They lost Sevuloni Mocenacagi for the final two matches after he was suspended for two games for a risky tackle, but still had just enough firepower to beat New Zealand 14-12 in the semi-finals.
In claiming its first World Series title since Hong Kong in April last year, looked again like the team that claimed the first Olympic gold medal in sevens in Rio de Janeiro two years ago.
"We had to believe in that and we got momentum in the tackle and in the contact areas".
Wales scored another two tries in the second half to just the one from Russian Federation to win 33-7 in the end.
Seabelo Senatla, who scored eight tries at the tournament, said the players are pleased with the weekend's effort, despite defeat in the final.
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