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Paris Sevens: Fiji crowned World Rugby Sevens Series champions in win over New Zealand

Share on Linked In Fiji have thrashed Australia to defend their London Sevens title and regain top spot in the World Series standings with one round to play.

Vilimoni Botitu opened the scoring with a third minute try before Aminiasi Tuimaba bagged a hat-trick to secure a half-time buffer. Ratu Meli Derenalagi and Jerry Tuwai were named in the team of tournament, while Josua Vakurunabili scored in the final.

Two tries in two minutes from Alasio Naduva sealed an emphatic victory as Gareth Baber's team made it back to back London titles and also confirmed their qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. Obviously found it tough for the first four or five minutes there - Australia put some in.

But a world champion team from America?

The Americans outclassed France in the playoff for third place which meant Fiji needed to beat Australia in the final to go two points clear with one round to play in Paris this coming weekend.

Meanwhile Samoa drop to seventh in the World Series standings after missing the Cup quarter finals for the first time in five tournaments.

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After failing to win a match during the pool stage, the Manu 7s beat England , Argentina and Scotland on day two to finish in ninth place but were leapfrogged by Australia in the competition standings.

Samoa celebrate their Challenge Trophy Final win over Scotland.

Sport: Fiji win London 7s, regain World Series lead

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