Flying Fijian Alosio Naduva buries Blitzboks in Hamilton's fantastic comeback final

Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams believes his young team needs to continue riding the learning curve after the weekend's World Series action in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The world champion South Africans, host New Zealand and Olympic champion Fiji all finished with unblemished 3-0 records from pool play while Kenya topped the tight Pool D with two wins and a draw.

On to the final and it was frantic, frenetic and loud, as the entire stadium brought all the energy of both days of partying together at once, but it was light blue Fijian flags waving with delirious joy all the way to Fiji as South Africa was beaten 24-17.

The Manu Samoa Sevens has crashed out of the Hamilton Sevens Cup finals after losing to Fiji, 12-10, in a thrilling quarterfinal that went down to the wire.

Organizers took the decision to move the New Zealand tournament North to Hamilton after dwindling ticket sales in the capital Wellington.

New Zealand were denied in the bronze medal match, after they were edged 8-7 by rivals Australia.

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Olympic champions Fiji delivered their best performance in almost two years as they beat the Blitzboks 24-17 in the final of the Hamilton leg of the World Sevens Series on Sunday.

Fiji have three representatives in the Dream Team in the form of Jerry Tuwai, Kalione Nasoko and Eroni Sau, while New Zealand duo Scott Curry and Vilimoni Koroi also made the team.

"We had a great launch event on Friday evening in Garden Place, and a lot of the hospitality businesses and retailers have got behind the event as well".

The side had started the day on a poor footing, losing 33-12 to Sidney Sevens champions Australia in the Cup quarters, but managed to bounce off with a neat 33-19 win over Scotland in the fifth place semi-final.

Four minutes later, Naduva, the man in the only green boots in the final, ran around the Blitzboke defence to level scores 5-all.

The result saw Shujaa drop to the fifth place semifinals where they beat Scotland 33-19 to book a final berth with Samoa.

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