Fijian star crushes All Blacks Sevens in Las Vegas final

Jerry Tuwai cemented his name as a bona fide star of the Sevens circuit as he inspired Fiji to a resounding 35-19 win over the All Blacks Sevens in the final of the Las Vegas Sevens today.

With pace, power and the smarts of Tuwai, Fiji jumped out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back as they collected their second win over New Zealand this weekend.

Fiji opened the scoring through a great dart by rising Tuwai, who then repeated it off a New Zealand mistake in their own in-goal area.

The All Black Sevens were forced to pull off plenty of scrambling defence but their line was once again breeched by Saveenaca Rawaca.

New Zealand were delivered another blow with Beaudein Waaka sin-binned just before the halftime.

Fiji had one hand on the trophy with a 21-0 lead at the break.

It was the Pacific Island nation that delivered the first blow in the second stanza with Tuwai helping set up the side's fourth try by putting Semi Kunatani over.

A desperate New Zealand was able to get youngster Jack Goodhue over, but Tuwai once again created some magic for Kuantani to get across for his second.

New Zealand didn't give up: Ambrose Curtis getting a late double, one while Kuatani was in the sin-bin.

But it was all too little, too late.

South Africa who finished third with a 31-0 win over USA in the playoff for third and fourth, still lead the overall competition, with New Zealand second and Fiji two points behind in third.

Not the result we wanted but brothers dug deep to make the final . Time to rest and recover ... #nz7s http://t.co/dodoh5znC6

— Gillies Kaka (@GilliesKaka) February 16, 2015

Fiji 35 (tries Jerry Tuwai 2, Semi Kunatani 2, Savenaca Rawaca, con Ravouvou 5

New Zealand 19 (tries Jack Goodhue, Ambrose Curtis 2, con Beaudein Waaka 2)

Fiji were too fast and too strong as they powered past the All Blacks Sevens to the win Las Vegas title today. Source: 1 NEWS


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