Thanks for joining us on a dramatic final day of action, culminating in Fiji coming back from 19-0 down against Wales in the Cup final to win a famous victory 26-19.
Join us again in Tokyo next Saturday, 31 March, for the next round and two more days of great sevens action.
RT @SautiSol: The Fiji coach breaks down in tears after winning the #HK7s cup final dedicating the cup to the kids back home! That is pa ...— Joe Kamatimu (@Joe Kamatimu) 24/03/2013 11:48
With that Cup final win, Fiji close the gap at the top of the HSBC Sevens World Series standings between them and New Zealand in first to 25 points.
Wales unlucky in the second half, that atmosphere just makes me want to go to #HK7s cory Allen is on fire! #wru #wales7s— Ben Garrett (@Ben Garrett) 24/03/2013 11:46
AND WE TAKE IT AGAIN!! Fiji the #HK7s champions 2013!! The trophy goes back to The Isles Of Fiji Congrats n Vinaka!! http://t.co/lH6Of6eMFe— Mahezabeen (@Mahezabeen) 24/03/2013 11:46
Wales coach Paul John: "We were 19 points up and we were playing really well. We had a chance towards the end as well. We can't fault the boys' effort, even to get out of the group was great. The challenge is to do it all again next week."
Fiji go up to receive the Cup final trophy as the fireworks go off around the Hong Kong Stadium.
Well played lads - great final. Thought it was going to be another fine Wales win. Congratulations Fiji #HK7s— Jason Mohammad (@Jason Mohammad) 24/03/2013 11:39
Fiji captain Osea Kolinisau on how they turned around the Cup final: "It's not us, it's God. A lot of people said we weren't going to make the Cup quarter final. But God lives and he showed that today."
..and Wales can't do it. That has to be one of the greatest-ever Cup final comebacks. Fiji are the 2013 Hong Kong champions, defeating Wales 26-19.
Only seconds remaining now for Wales to get back into this game
Emosi Mulevoro adds the conversion and Fiji lead 26-19 with 30 seconds remaining.
Hat trick for Osea Kolinisau! He has turned this round for Fiji who now lead 24-19.
But suddenly Wales are on the attack. What a Cup final. Are we going to go into sudden-death extra time?
Fiji's Ilai Tinai kicks over the Wales sweeper and looks like he is going to win the race to touch down, but the bounce eludes him. Wales hanging on with three minutes remaining.
Now im running around like my silly nena!! #teamfiji .. Go fiji go... #HK7s— Dan Paris Matanimeke (@Dan Paris Matanimeke) 24/03/2013 11:28
..and before Wales can regroup after that try, Samisoni Viriviri adds another. The conversion from wide out misses so suddenly the Cup final is level at 19-19. Five minutes to go.
Fiji score again! Osea Kolinisau has turned things around here with a classy run from inside his own half, jnking through the Wales defence to score. the conversion goes over and Wales lead by 19-14 with six minutes to go.
Not the start Wales wanted of the 2nd half. 19-7 to Wales tho. Need them to hang on. Come on Wales!! Keep ball crucial #HK7s— Ollie Phillips (@Ollie Phillips) 24/03/2013 11:24
Fiji keep possession at the start of the second half and substitute Osea Kolinisau benefits from an overlap to touch down. The conversion is added and Wales lead 19-7 now. Eight minutes to go.
RT: @IRBSevens: Time to catch a breath. 19-0 to Wales. What have Fiji got? #HK7s 10 minutes left— Maryann Lockington (@Maryann Lockington) 24/03/2013 11:22
Fiji about to kick off for the second half.
That's half time and Wales are leading Fiji 19-0 in the Cup final.
But remember, Fiji have 10 minutes to turn it around.
Fiji knock on again. They haven't got going in this Cup final yet at all.
One minute to go in the first half and Wales must be pinching themselves. They lead 19-0.
Third try for Wales! With a man advantage, Corey Allen is the architect this time. The ball is spread back to the left hand side for Alex Webber to touch down. Wales lead 19-0 with a great touchline conversion. Unbelievable.
Ilai Tinai is sent to the sinbin for a dangerous tackle on Lee Williams and Wales now also have a man advantage.
Fiji have hardly had the ball and they look nervous when they do get it, knocking on to give Wales the put-in at the scrum.
Remember this match is 10 minutes each way so plenty of time for Fiji to get back into it.
Second try for Wales! Cory Allen again - this time after a flowing passing move ends with Allen diving into the right hand corner. Wales lead 12-0.
Try for Wales! Cory Allen throws a Fiji-like dummy and finds himself in the clear to waltz in from 60m out. The conversion is over and Wales lead 7-0.
And we are off! Wales kick off.
Marius Van der Westhuizen will be the referee for this Cup final.
The Fijians openly crying as their anthem is sung.
Emotional scenes here, eyes welling up in the Welsh as their national anthem reaches its climax.
And it's national anthems time. Wales in a first Cup final, and what a moment for them.
Here come the teams!
What an atmosphere in the stadium as we wait for the teams to appear.
As it's the Cup final, we will hear the national anthems of the two teams ahead of the match.
OK people, THIS IS IT. Wales v Fiji in the Cup final.
It's gonna be a cracker!
I can't keep up with this :) Sherwin Stowers bags his second after NZ fling the ball from side-to-side and create an overlap for Stowers to exploit. It ends New Zealand 36-5 Kenya.
And New Zealand's domination of the third place play-off continues as Matt Faddes streaks clear to score. NZ now 31-5 up on Kenya with less than a minute to go.
Wales Vs Fiji in final of HK sevens - what a week to b a Welsh rugby supporter!— Simon Evans (@Simon Evans) 24/03/2013 10:53
Gatta love Kenya Sevens under@MikeFriday09,we are proud of shujaa always.— Mataro Chacha (@Mataro Chacha) 24/03/2013 10:53
Ben Lam adds another try for New Zealand. He's a big man and fast as well, which proves too much for would-be kenya marker Billy Odhiambo as Lam rounds him on the outside to score in the corner. NZ now lead Kenya 24-5.
Belgium Tuatagaloa starts and finishes a sweeping NZ move to score behind the posts. That was great support play from NZ, who now lead Kenya 19-5.
Mike Friday to his Kenya team at half time: "If we keep the pace and tempo in the game then we're going to have some fun."
After a nervous start, Kenya are suddely on top, but Tim Mikkelson initiates a NZ counterattack that ends with Sherwin Stowers dotting down in the corner. NZ lead Kenya 12-5 at half time. How quickly things turn around in sevens!
Mistake by NZ's Lote Raikabulaas a looped pass 5 metres out is intercepted by Biko Adema. Adema stretches to score and Kenya are back in it. NZ 7-5 Kenya
Try for NZ! Sherwin Stowers races down the blind side and times his pass perfectly to another speedster, Rocky Khan, who speeds down the right touchline to score. Khan adds an impressive conversion and NZ lead 7-0.
We're off in the third place play-off and Kenya are in possession early on.
#hk7s making my sunday morning soooo much better! #isitsummeryet— Kate Hancock (@Kate Hancock) 24/03/2013 10:36
New Zealand will play Kenya in the third place play-off, the 69th and penultimate match of this year's Hong Kong sevens, in a few moments time.
The final whistle goes and Samoa defeat Canada 12-7 to claim the Plate title.
Samoa employing a pick-and-go tactic and they are within inches of the Canada line.
Sean Duke almost makes it, but is prevented by a great Lolo Lui tackle.
Three minutes to go and Canada need a try to draw level with Samoa.
Dennis Ombachi in Hong Kong dream team #HK7s— Commander-In-Thief (@Commander-In-Thief) 24/03/2013 10:23
@jmoonlight12 shows that forwards can step too! We're back in it! #GoCanadaGo #HK7s— Alex Locke (@Alex Locke) 24/03/2013 10:18
Canada straight back in it by giving Samoa a bit of their own medecine, regaining the kick off. Eventually the ball ends up with John Moonlight, who races in to score. The conversion is good so the score is now 12-7 in favour of Samoa.
Rob Vickerman, England captain, on winning the Bowl: "Fair play to the guys, we made a point today but ultimately lessons were learnt that we need to take forward. We need to make sure this is our benchmark.
"Personally for me I like a coach to be as passionate as he feels he can be and Ben really led us well this weekend."
Half time in the Plate final and Samoa lead Canada 12-0.
Canada win the ball from the Samoa restart, but they are too anxious to make something happen and pass the ball into touch. 12-0 to Samoa near the end of the first half.
And Levi Asifa'amatala adds a second try within one minute. The conversion is good and Samoa lead Canada 12-0.
Finally Samoa breach the Canada defence. Levi Asifa'amatala barges over despite the best efforts of Taylor Paris. Samoa lead 5-0 with three minutes remaining in the first half.
Lio Lolo asking questions of the Canada defence again, but they are up to it, pushing him into touch 3 metres out.
Paul Perez is held up over the line after Lio Lolo nicks the kick off back for Samoa. Canada clear and the score remains 0-0 with one minute gone.
Next up we have the Plate final, between Canada and Samoa.
Great effort Hong Kong! Immense performance today! #hk7s #hkpride #winnersinourhearts— Boris Lo (@Boris Lo) 24/03/2013 10:01
..and Sam Edgerley finishes things off after Mat Turner's break. England win the Bowl 42-7.
Mike Ellery runs 60 metres to score ENgland's fourth try. England lead 35-7 and this will be the last play of the Bowl final.
Is that the biggest cheer of the day so far? Rowan Varty gets on the outside of England skipper Rob Vickerman and scores under the posts. England 28-7 Hong Kong with two minutes to go.
Hong Kong pressing and England defending at the moment.
Two minutes gone in the second half of the Bowl final and no more score so far - England 28-0 Hong Kong.
Next to score for England is Dan Norton. Christian Lewis-Pratt kicks downfield, knowing that Norton will outsprint the defence. England lead 28-0 at half time.
Seems like a great party at the @IRBSevens in Hong Kong. Can't wait for the Scottish leg at Scotstoun Stadium. http://t.co/xjblmCZyOW— Glasgow Club (@Glasgow Club) 24/03/2013 09:45
John Brake scores what is quickly becoming a speciality try. England get a penalty, Brake takes a quick tap, finds a hole in the defence and races through it to score. Engalnd cruising at 21-0 with one minute to go in the first half.
Hong Kong haven't made a pass yet with four minutes gone in the first half.
England captain Rob Vickerman doubles England's advantage with a try. They now lead 14-0.
The crowd, of which there must be a significant ENglish contingent, are supporting both teams here.
John Brake finds a gap from the back of a ruck to open the scoring for England. The conversion makes it England 7-0 Hong Kong after one minute.
The teams are out and readt for kick-off. Ben Ryan is encouraging his team loudly already.
Bowl final next. England v hosts Hong Kong!
This match has gone this way, then that, and this way again. 32-year-old Julien Candelon wins it for Les Bleus. He pinned his ears back, and he seems to be quite emotional with that win. 19-14.
Valentin Cruz, third try of the weekend, for the man. A great team try though, decent kick from Bruzzone, powerful forwards win the ball, and Cruz finishes it off. 14-12 to Los Pumas now, match could go either way!
Pierre Lakafia, the forward that plays out wide, scores his first try of the weekend and gives France a 12-7 lead. His father is an Olympian did you know? Thanks Keith.
Asian champions Hong Kong, who recorded great wins over Argentina and USA today, will face England in the Bowl final next.
Half time and Argentina lead France 7-5.
Facundo Panceyra Garrido picks up a loose ball and trundles (very quickly) to touch down under the posts. The conversion goes over and Argentina lead France 7-5.
Renaud Delmas scores France's opening try and they lead Argentina 5-0.
Wales v Fiji. Hong Kong sevens final.. Come on boys lets keep the winning ways going!!!— chris pugh (@chris pugh) 24/03/2013 09:13
Next up it's the Shield final - Argentina v France.
Zimbabwe defeat Tonga 22-19 to win the pre-qualifier tournament.
Zimbabwe kick a penalty to eek out into a 17-14 lead midway through the second half.
Midway through the first half of the prequalifier final and it's Zimbabwe 14-14 Tonga.
Serevj leads a prayer after Fiji reach Cup final in HK http://t.co/uvbZDkrFZC— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 24/03/2013 08:54
OK, now it's the start of the finals with the prequalifier final, featuring Tonga and Zimbabwe.
RT @IRBSevens: CUP FINAL AT #HK7S @WelshRugbyUnion v @fijirugby #SEVENS. Who will win?— Marissa Ramlu (@Marissa Ramlu) 24/03/2013 08:47
Ulaiyasi Lawavou finishes it off for Fiji in style. Fiji win 33-14 and they will face Wales in the Cup final. Fiji were awesome in the second half.
Fiji were 14-0 down at one stage in this match, but now they lead by two scores after Jasa Veremalua grabs his second try in two minutes. They have blown New Zealand away in the second half. Fiji 26-14 NZ.
Can Mikkelson and Forbes get NZ back on track in the last two minutes?
Fiji score again! Great pressure in defence and NZ spill the ball. Jasa Veremalua is on hand to pick up and outpace the defence to score. Conversion added and Fiji lead 21-14 with three minutes to go.
Four minutes to go and still NZ 14-14 Fiji.
RT @CollinceOtunga: @MikeFriday09 We are immensely proud of you. #Kenya7s #HK7s— John Nguru (@John Nguru) 24/03/2013 08:40
Equalising score for Samisoni Viriviri. Fiji combine great handling skills and determination until Viriviri charges over.
Conversion good and we are level at 14-14. Great match!
TV commentator Willie Lose: "This game is worthy of a final."
RT~"@MikeFriday09: Congratulations Wales~very clinical in Semi Final &deserved the win. We came up short but #Kenya7s gave everything #HK7s— Henry (@ Henry ) 24/03/2013 08:37
Viriviri...chasing back, supporting runs. And tinai. Come on boys! #Fiji7s #HK7s— Priyant Chandra (@Priyant Chandra) 24/03/2013 08:37
A lifeline for Fiji! Leone Nakarawa is strong in the tackle and offloads to Samisoni Viriviri, who scores in the left corner. A superb conversion cuts NZ's lead to 14-7 at half time.
New Zealand now keeping possession and they score again! Phil Mikkelson can't quite escape the Fijian defence, but Rocky Khan is on his shoulder to score the try. Conversion is good and NZ lead Fiji 14-0 with 15 seconds remaining in the first half.
Lee Williams, Wales, on reaching first-ever Cup final: "It is a great feeling. We were in the group of death, we have come out of that full of confidence and it managed to pay off today.
"It's so special to do it here in Hong Kong, especially with the group we had. We have one more step now."
Try to NZ! Ben Lam breaks two tackles and charges to the line from the Fiji 10m line. conversion added and NZ lead 7-0.
New Zealand not giving Fiji any space to exploit so far. Four minutes to go in the first half. Still 0-0.
And we're off!
This is the 71st meeting between Fiji and New Zealand sevens.
So who will Wales play? Fiji and New Zealand are waiting in the tunnel to give us the answer. Are you excited??
Wales defeat Kenya 19-0 and they are through to their very first HSBC Sevens Cup final.
Wales in the Cup final! Sam Cross scores his first-ever HSBC Sevens try and Wales are well clear at 19-0 over Kenya with 20 seconds remaining.
That sums up this Cup semi for Kenya. They get a penalty near their own line, but Michael Wanjala knocks the penalty tap on.
RT @IRBSevens: Wales are seven minutes away from their first ever Cup final #HK7s— Timoci Vula (@Timoci Vula) 24/03/2013 08:20
Kenya can't get the ball off a well-drilled Wales with Lee Williams pulling the strings. Three minutes to go and Wales lead 14-0 still.
Still plenty of time for Kenya to get back into this match, though. Four minutes remaining.
Quick thinking by Lee Williams and Craig Price barges over to increase Wales' lead to 14-0.
Kenya coach Mike Friday to his team at half time: "We can't land on our backs. No silly 50:50s on the inside. Don't get caught side on. Push them up the middle."
Great defence by Kenya ensures that Webber can't ground the ball for Wales, so Wales lead 7-0 at the break.
Clever kick by Alex Webber means that Kenya have to take the ball over the line before touching down. Scrum 5 to Wales.
One minute to go in the first half. Wales 7-0 Kenya.
Still 7-0 to Wales midway through the first half. Kenya struggling to get much possession.
When Fiji meets New Zealand in rugby sevens the earth moves" #TRUE Especially in Hong Kong #teamfiji #teamnz #teamAB #teamIdunnoWhotoGofor— Esther Folau (@Esther Folau) 24/03/2013 08:10
The first score goes to Wales and Lee Williams. Wales work the ball wide and a space opens up in the Kenya defence. Williams needs no seecond invitation. Williams kicks the conversion and Wales lead 7-0.
Early stages and both teams have had possession without making major inroads.
And we're off! Wales knock on from the kick off and we'll have a scrum.
Wales and Kenya run out onto the pitch. They are greeted by a huge roar.
OK it's Cup semi final time!
Samoa go through to the final of the Plate competition, where they will face Canada, after defeating Australia 12-5.
Former USA sevens coach Al caravelli on TV: "The thing I like about Australia is - they always empty the tank, they never leave anything on the pitch".
Lio Lolo makes a break and draws the Australia defenders. As they close in he releases Lolo Lui to canter in to the left corner. Samoa now 12-5 up
Australia winning the contact area at the moment, but Samoa's scramble defence just about holding firm. Thrree minutes to go.
Still 7-5 to Samoa against Australia midway through the second half.
RT @Richie_Pugh: Come on boys. You can do it #wales7s @IRBSevens— EthnicMedia360Sports (@EthnicMedia360Sports) 24/03/2013 07:57
Penty of possession and pressure from Australia until finally, after the hooter has sounded, Con Foley barges over to score the try. The conversion goes wide so Samoa lead Australia 7-5 at the break.
Samoa score first! Patient buildup before Paul Perez makes a half break. He offloads to Alatasi Tupou, who scores the try. The conversion is good so Samoa lead Australia 7-0 with two mins to go in the first half.
It's 'one of those' - Samoa have all the possession and Australia all the territory so far. 0-0, but fascinating all the same. Four minutes to go in the first half.
Before Wales and Kenya take to the pitch for the first Cup semi, it's the second Plate semi between Australia and Samoa - two teams who would have hoped to be playing 15 or so minutes later than they are.
U getting ready for the Cup semis??
Nuno Sousa Guedes gives Portugal hope with an opportunist score, but the Portugal restart doesn't give their players enough chance to claim back the ball. Canada hold on to the ball for five seconds as the clock runs out, before kicking the ball into the stands.
Canada through to the Plate final, defeating Portugal 19-14.
..everybodyy waitin on this cup semi to start.. #TimeNotMoving #TeamFiji #HK7s— anne dunn (@anne dunn) 24/03/2013 07:39
Portugal blow a good chance to darw level with Canada, spurning an overlap. And Canada make them pay, striding downfield for Conor Trainor to score. Canada lead 19-7 with three minutes to go.
Canada lead Portugal 12-7 at half time with a late first-half try by Frederico Oliveira.
Sean Duke, who has been impressive all weekend, adds the opening try in the Plate semi final for Canada v Portugal. Taylor Paris, another hero of the Canadian side, adds their second. Would either make your dream team?
England coach Ben Ryan on why England have improved on day three: "Mindset. We didn't have it in the first two games. For the last three games the minimum standards have been there, we have suffocated teams. I'm really angy. Every time we get better I get angrier."
On facing Hong Kong in the Bowl final: "They're a faceless oppostion, we're just trying to improve our performance to another level."
So do we Will, so do we!
That's it, the New Zealand Sevens winners beat the USA Sevens champions. England play Hong Kong in the final, it's not the Cup, but it's a final.
Watson, who else, puts it beyond doubt for England. They have looked acompletely different team today.
Mike Ellery adds his second of the tournament to draw England level. Watson holds his nerve with the conversion, a la Gollings! Then, captain fantastic, Rob Vickerman crashes over the line. Some turn around this. 21-14.
Ben Ryan, England coach, at half time: "We have to work harder, we have got to hit harder. When we get it we move the ball into space."
And Gollings called it. He said you have to get it wide for guys like Watson, and they did. A positive end to the half for Ben Ryan's side, you felt they had to score next.
and Branco du Preez pounces on a loose ball to double their lead. Ben Gollings thinks Marcus Watson is England's danger man and they need to get support for him.
#SA7s on the score sheet first with great kick and chase by Justin Geduld, who is very good at this venue this weekend. Score 7-0 at #HK7s— South African Rugby (@South African Rugby) 24/03/2013 07:04
England and South Africa, the two previous Cup winners from New Zealand and USA, now meet in the Bowl semi finals. Where is your money?
Lord Seb Coe has just picked Fiji to win, is he going to be right? Let us know @irbsevens.
Hong Kong have not beaten USA for seven years. Congratulations to them, Dai Rees and his squad.
Hong Kong don't concede a single penalty in the match, while USA give four away. Biggest cheer of the day without a doubt as Hong Kong reach the Bowl final. 20-12 against the USA.
And the cheer just keeps getting louder. Kwok Ka Chun adds Hong Kongs fourth try.
McQueen adds his third! And the crowd goes wild. That is one big old cheer from the South Stand.
Leading try scorer in USA Sevens history, Zach Test, scores his 65th career try. Runs from inside his own half and steps his way to the line. Mat Hawkins is second with 52 and USA lead Hong Kong 12-10 after the first seven.
Tom McQueen benefits from Rowan Varty levels the match for hosts Hong Kong and it's level at 5-5. Another great run from Varty. Oh wait, McQueen adds his second of the match, his fourth this weekend!! 10-5
And we strike first! Palefau gets the try! HKG 0 - 5 USA #HK7s #rugbyunited #USARugby— #RugbyUSA (@#RugbyUSA) 24/03/2013 06:42
Big cheers as hosts Hong Kong run onto the pitch. TV commentator Nigel Starmer-Smith: "This is the best a non-core side has done this season." Interesting Nigel, will they be on the Series next year? USA are a side they could be facing in London.
Vincent Inigo sidesteps beautifully to add a final try for Les Bleus. They will face Argentina in the final of the Shield. Next up hosts Hong kong v USA in the Bowl semi final.
Renaud Delmas crashes over and France clearly did not enjoy their heavy defeat to England earlier as they have come out fighting in their match with Spain. 21-0.
Paul Albaladejo scores an intercept try so France lead 14-0. Albaladejo has scored all 14 points for France.
IRB Chief Executive Officer Brett Gosper on sevens and RWC Sevens in Moscow: "We're loving intensity of global competition exemplified here in Hong Kong. We've had some real susrprises here.
"23 of these teams will be in Russia for Rugby World Cup Sevens and we're looking forward to a great RWC Sevens in Moscow.
"It's a big event and a huge stadium, which will have a huge festival atmostphere around it."
France lead Spain by 7-0 at the break.
Paul Albaladejo finally breaks through the Spain defence and France are 7-0 up with one minute of the first half remaining.
Still 0-0 between France and Spain in the Shield semi final with three minutes of the first half remaining.
Scotland's James Fleming scores in the right corner, but it is too little too late as Argentina win it 12-7, to progress to the Shield final.
They will face Spain or France, who play next.
Argentina lead Scotland 12-0 at half time.
Next up, it's Argentina v Scotland in the Shield semi final.
Tonga defeat Georgia 19-7 and will face Zimbabwe in the pre-qualifier final.
Levan Gogolashvili gets a consolation score for Georgia, or do they still have a chance? Tonga lead Georgia 19-7 with one minute remaining.
Tonga score twice early in the second half - through Michael Toloke and Fautasi Tonga Mau - and they now lead Georgia 19-0.
RT @ItsMainaKageni: Kenya vs Wales in the cup semi's at 11.06am. Let's all go to church and pray for our team. #Kenya7s #HK7s— vita kristofel (@vita kristofel) 24/03/2013 05:44
..and Feleti Fifita makes sure it isn't a scoreless first half, just managing to exert downward pressure as he stetches over the try line.
Tonga lead 5-0 over Georgia at half time.
Still 0-0 between Tonga and Georgia as the hooter goes for half time. But the ball is still in play.
27-20 March 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Stadium
City: Hong Kong