Kenyan Team #Shujaa Finishes Second at the 2018 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament

Kenyan Team #Shujaa Finishes Second at the 2018 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament

After progressing through pool play unbeaten, in the process racking up a 33-14 win over series leaders South Africa, the New Zealanders lost both play-off games on Monday.

The World Series Standing after the Canada Sevens.

Quickfire tries from each side made it 7-7 two minutes in, Willy Ambaka crossing first for Kenya, only to see Fiji respond immediately with a try from Josua Vakurunabili.

Mocenacagi clinched the Man of the Match award when he scored again two minutes into the second half, supporting Amenoni Nasisila, who handled twice in the build-up.

Canada gave the home crowd much to cheer about at BC Place, battling hard to open their account with a 19-19 draw against Australia and a narrow 28-21 loss to Las Vegas champions United States of America in the last play of the second half.

In the other quarter-finals South Africa fought back to beat Australia 24-19 after trailing 19-0 at the break, while Fiji demolished Argentina 43-7.

The All Blacks Sevens had plenty of possession in both games but were unable to crack the defence of both the US and England.

After the final, Tuwai said he was proud of his young side.

Fiji also became the first team in the series this season to have won two tournaments after defeating Kenya 31-12 in the Cup final.

Samuel Oliech swept over to put Kenya back in front.

Awaiting Fiji in the quarter-finals are Argentina, runners-up to England in Pool B.

New Zealand opened Pool D edging Scotland 31-26 with five tries to four and evening the score after Scotland beat the New Zealand Sevens last weekend in Las Vegas.

South Africa claimed the bronze medal after a 29-7 thrashing of the US - who had opted to rest a whole host of stars.

The series now heads to Hong Kong for the seventh round April 6-8.