The New Zealand men’s sevens team have beaten Fiji 22-17 in the semi-final of the World Cup in San Francisco.

New Zealand opened the scoring with a charging run from Joe Ravouvou but Fiji hit straight back with a converted try to take the lead just three minutes later.

Dylan Collier then dotted down in the right hand side corner to give New Zealand the lead once again at 10-7.

However right on half-time Fiji scored a to give the Olympic Champions the lead going into the break.

Regan Ware got New Zealand back in front in the second half when he crossed the try line then the match was put beyond doubt with Ravouvou’s second try to give the All Blacks Sevens a 10-point lead with two minutes remaining.

A try right on full-time wasn’t enough for Fiji to claw back the deficit, they’ll now play South Africa in the consolation playoff for third and fourth.

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