Vancouver 7s: Mocenacagi named Player of the Final

Vancouver 7s: Mocenacagi named Player of the Final

Series leaders South Africa beat the United States 29-7 to win the bronze medal and England beat Australia 31-14 to take fifth.

Canada's Nathan Hirayama did, however, secure his own milestone as he passed sevens' great Waisale Serevi of Fiji on the all-time points table with a total of 1,328.

Oscar Ouma led Kenya's break at the stroke of the half time to score the first try with Samuel Oliech adding the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

Joe Ravouvou's try with 90 seconds remaining meant it sat 21-17 in the closing stages, however England held on to end a seven-game losing streak against the men in black.

The Gareth Baber-coached side is still in contention to win the series title after they closed the gap on South Africa.

Nasilasila also featured in the lead-up to the next try, kicking into open space for Alasi Sovita Naduva, who kicked the ball on and claimed a helpful bounce to score.

However, they could not replicate the same performance they had against Fiji last weekend in Las Vegas, as they went down by a slim 24-21 margin, but they had nonetheless ensured a quarters slot.

After finishing top of their pool on the opening day, England faced Kenya on the artificial surface at BC Palace but were trailing at the break and could not make a breakthrough in the second-half as they lost 0-12 and exited the cup quarter-final. Fiji beat Argentina 43-7 and South Africa beat Australia 24-19.

South Africa responded with two tries from Siviwe Soyizwapi and tries from Cecil Afrika and Dylan Sage - Sage scoring well after the siren to extinguish Australian hopes.

The All Blacks Sevens will contest the Hong Kong Sevens on April 6-8 before beginning their Commonwealth Games campaign on the Gold Coast five days later.

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