Fiji win Melrose Cup

Fiji have won the Melrose Cup after defeating New Zealand 29-19 in the final of the Seven Rugby World Cup in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Fiji, who last won the title in 1997, earlier defeated England in their semi-final which went into overtime to advance to the final. While New Zealand, the reigning Sevens World Champion, beat Australia to get their place in the final.

Fiji become the first nation to win the Sevens World Cup twice.

In the other finals played earlier. Italy won the Bowl with a 7 - 5 victory over Canada. While in the Plate competition Samoa defeated Portugal 29-7.

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