For followers of Fiji rugby, and that means a lot of people in Fiji and those who've migrated to several countries - this was a special day.
from Fiji radio news:
Fiji wins Hong Kong titleMonday, March 30, 2009
The Digicel National 7s team finally ended a 10 year drought in Hong Kong after beating South Africa 26-24 in a nail biting final last night. Fiji last hoisted the Hong Kong title way back in 1999 and last night’s win has seen Fiji in third place on the table.
South Africa is leading the points table with 84 points followed by England with 68 and Fiji on 62 while New Zealand has dropped to fourth with 60 after bowing out of the tournament in the quarter final.
It was two tries to vice captain Emosi Vucago and one to speedster Osea Kolinisau, the Boks replied with two tries but trailed Fiji 19-12 at the breather.
In the second spell, Fiji only managed a try from Seremaia Burotu while Vereniki Goneva and Nasoni Roko were sin-binned in the match which gave the Boks the edge to score a try which was unconverted.
Fiji 26-South Africa 24.