Priceless victory

Aminiasi Tuimaba runs straight at the New Zealand defence in their last pool match during the Cathay Pacific_Hong Kong Sevens tournament at the Hong Kong Stadium. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

HISTORY was created at the 2019 Hong Kong 7s last night when Fiji won its fifth straight title victories after beating France 21-7 in the cup final.

And the win was much sweeter for former captain Jerry Tuwai as it was his fifth in a row, the first ever for a player in the history of the event.

The King of Sevens earlier this week had described Tuwai as his greatest sevens player.

The win has pushed Fiji to second position on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series points standings.

Tries to Vilimoni Botitu and Aminiasi Tuimaba in the first half saw Fiji lead 14-0 at half-time.

A penalty try to France brought them back into the game at 14-7 before Tuimaba sealed the victory with his second try to give the victory 21-7.

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