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Fiji win Hong Kong qualifiers

Fiji were crowned champions in Hong Kong at the World Sevens Series Qualifiers but fellow finalists France will go home satisfied too as both sides alongside South Africa and China have all secured core spots on the series next season. 

All four sides will join defending champions New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, Russia, Spain and USA as core teams on the 2014/15 Series which will visit six countries. 

Fiji had been impressive throughout the two-day tournament, imperious on day one and having no problems dispatching of Portgual to go through to the semi-finals, but they were pushed all the way by an improving China outfit in that game, winning by just two points. 

China had also secured their core status on the circuit by reaching the semis and on this form they will pose sides plenty of problems over the coming season. 

France secured their spot in the final by first defeating Japan and then overcoming South Africa to meet Fiji in the final match. 

South Africa's game against the Netherlands was a fascinating one with the Dutch desperate to win a place back on the series and the South Africans eager to make up for a poor summer at the World Cup. It was the South Africans who dominated and won it 22-7 to secure their spot on the circuit while the Dutch will have to be satisfied with invitiational spots this season. 

South Africa lost out on a final berth by losing to France in the semis but it was job done for them overall. 

Elsewhere Hong Kong, the home side, won the Bowl, defeating Argentina in the final while Japan won the Plate final after excellent wins over the Dutch and then Brazil. 

In the Cup final, the game was incredibly tight but the Fijians won it 24-19 to wrap up an excellent weekend. 

Day two results

Argentina 34-7 Mexico
Hong Kong 14-12 Kenya
Fiji 28 -7 Portugal
China 45-7 Brazil
France 21-12 Japan
Netherlands 7-22 South Africa
Mexico 0-55 Kenya
Argentina 7-26 Hong Kong 
Portugal 0-10 Brazil
Japan 13-5 Netherlands 
Fiji 21-19 China
France 14-5 South Africa 
Portugal 7 - 31 Netherlands
Brazil 7 - 38 Japan

Tournament ranking :

1. Fiji
2. France
3. China
4. South Africa
5. Japan
6. Brazil
8. Portugal
9. Hong Kong
11. Kenya
12. Mexico