What a final day, capped by Fiji winning the Cup in probably the best game of the whole three days. Final score Fiji 35-28 New Zealand. We certainly did not see that result, though we did call all the rest correctly. Fiji seemed at times to be at another level, but full marks to new Zealand for staying in touch with them. Third place was a no contest as England had no answer to the pace of the game South Africa played. The plate was a nail biting contest and Samoa just shaded it against a very physical Argentina. Kenya also had to work hard and come from behind to beat the USA in the final of the bowl.
Portugal join their neighbour Spain into the 2012/13 season of the World Series beating Japan and taking the final spot and join Canada who won the Shield having already qualified for next year.
56 16:40 JAPAN 19-33 PORTUGAL Qualifier Third Place
57 17:02 SPAIN 5-22 CANADA Qualifier Final
58 17:30 UNITED STATES 12-14 KENYA Final Bowl
59 18:00 ARGENTINA 10-12 SAMOA Final Plate
60 18:30 ENGLAND 0-28 SOUTH AFRICA Third Place
61 19:00 FIJI 35-28 NEW ZEALAND Final Cup
Look out in the next few days, for our tips for the next leg in Tokyo!