The 2022 HSBC Singapore 7s drew to a close yesterday after yet another thrilling weekend of Rugby 7s action.
Fiji deservedly won the tournament, defeating arch-rivals New Zealand 28-17 in the final.
It was the South Pacific powerhouse’s first victory of the 2022 season. The South African Blitzbokke’s four-match winning streak came to an end with this triumph.
The Fijians have moved up to 7th place on the table thanks to a good final effort and the resulting 22 log points.
Despite a disappointing performance by their lofty standards, the Blitzbokke remain in first place with 98 points, a substantial 15 points ahead of second-placed Australia.
There were the customary blunders that find their way onto social media platforms rather than the sparkling highlight packages in a weekend packed with incredible talent, blazing pace, and frantic finishes that once again illustrate why Rugby 7s is so enthralling.
Kevon Williams of the United States experienced a moment that blended both incredible skill and complete disaster.
The American number six had the relatively simple task of kicking for touch to seal an amazing victory in the huge North American battle between the United States and Canada.
Unfortunately for Williams, his effort hit the upright, deflecting back into play for Anton Ngongo of Canada to score a late consolation score.