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Fiji beat Wales to win Hong Kong Sevens

HONG KONG (AFP) –

Fijian fans cheer as their team plays against New Zealand during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament on March 24, 201

Fijian fans cheer as their team plays against New Zealand during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament on March 24, 2013. Defending champions Fiji fought back to beat a valiant Wales 26-19 in the Hong Kong Sevens final on Sunday, taking the title for a record 14th time.

Defending champions Fiji fought back to beat a valiant Wales 26-19 in the Hong Kong Sevens final on Sunday, taking the title for a record 14th time.

The sixth and most high-profile tournament of the nine-leg HSBC World Series saw Wales, who were appearing in their first series final, dominate the first half and go into the break 19-0 up.

But the Fijian powerhouse, who crushed fellow titans New Zealand in the semi-finals, stormed back with a hat trick of tries from Osea Kolinisau.

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