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In the opening round of the HSBC World Sevens Series, South Africa beat Fiji to win the first tournament of the season. At the prestigious Dubai Sevens, South Africa secured the Cup with a 26-14 win in the final.
Tries from Cecil Afrika and Branco du Preez gave the Blitzbokke an early lead, however Fijian captain Osea Kolinisau fired back to make it 14-7 at half-time.
In the second half Jerry Tuwai scored another try to level the score for Fiji, but shortly afterwards Chris Dry and Seabelo Senatla sealed the deal with a try each.
In the bronze final, speedster Dan Norton scored a remarkable four tries against Wales, resulting in a 33-10 win.
Australia finished the day in fifth place while USA won the Challenge Trophy with a 28-14 win over Samoa.
The next round of the HSBC World Sevens Series will be staged next weekend (10.12.-11.12.) in Cape Town.
Dubai Sevens Results
CUP FINAL | Fiji 14-26 South Africa
BRONZE FINAL | England 38-10 Wales
CHALLENGE TROPHY | SAMOA 14-28 USA