Fiji needs a win or second place finish in London to maintain lead in the Series

A win or even a second place finish in London for the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team will keep them in the lead and allow them to grab the World Sevens Series title on one hand.

Barring any upsets, Fiji could meet South Africa, Samoa or Canada in the quarterfinals.

But if South Africa top their pool, they could avoid playing Fiji and possibly meet them in the final.

The least that Fiji can do to maintain their lead this weekend is to have a second place finish while a win will be a bonus.

If South Africa want to defend the series title, they need to win both London and Paris and hope that Fiji does not go past the semifinals of both tournaments.

Fiji is currently leading the series with 145 points, South Africa is in second place with 141 points while New Zealand is in third place with 120 points.

Fiji will meet Argentina in their first pool match at 10.20pm Saturday.

The national side will take on Scotland in their second pool match at 2.26am Sunday and then face New Zealand at 4.32am Sunday in their final pool match.  fijivillage

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