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Rugby union: Fiji back with vengeance in rout of Wales in HK Sevens

Published on Mar 29, 2014 12:20 AM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Defending champions Fiji showed they would tolerate no revenge attempt from Wales for last year's agonising Cup final defeat, routing them 42-7 on the first night of the Hong Kong Sevens on Friday.

Wales' Samuel Cross took an early try in the Pool A clash, but it was swiftly answered by Fiji's Samisoni Viriviri, who opened the floodgates.

Five tries later, despite a gritty effort by Wales to keep the pressure up, Fiji had thrown down the gauntlet to Series leaders South Africa and New Zealand.

Fiji coach Ben Ryan said his team had "a look in their eye" on the pitch. "They want this. We didn't start too well but at least this one's out the way after a long day waiting," he added.

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