Canada drops opening games at men's Sevens World Series in Las Vegas

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Fiji have lost 19-7 to the US team in the semi finals of the Las Vegas rugby sevens tournament this morning.

Kenya Sevens qualified for the main Cup quarterfinal by the skin of their teeth when bullish Andrew Amonde landed the winning try as they stunned giants Fiji 17-14 in their last Pool "A" match on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Fiji meet USA while South Africa are up against Argentina in the Cup semi-finals.

Sevuloni Mocenacagi of Fiji dives for a try against France during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament
Sevuloni Mocenacagi of Fiji dives for a try against France during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament

We had a poor opening match against Wales on Friday and did not play our best rugby against Argentina on Sunday but did well in the other matches.

"We don't always test measure ourselves on the results‚ but also the way we play. We have to take in the positives because we have some very tight games and fix a little bit of the mistakes that we have had and I believe we will be good to go in Vancouver", Ambaka said.

South Africa remains in the lead in the series after five rounds with 92 points, with New Zealand second on 82 and Fiji third with 79.

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Springbok Sevens captain‚ Philip Snyman‚ said the experience gained in Las Vegas will now have to be implemented in Vancouver next weekend.

"The one against Wales a slow start and we didn't perform like we would have liked to".

The pacy Baker ran in two tries against Fiji and scored again in the final, taking his try total to 158.

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"The Blitzboks‚ who already lost Kok in the first match of the tournament due to a jaw injury‚ also saw Du Preez limp off due an ankle injury halfway through the match".

They returned fired up and it showed in the scoreline, as de Carpentier bagged his second try as well as Bowen and Mitchell, who also scored five conversions, went over.

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