Fiji took their third consecutive Cup final win on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with a 28-22 win over Australia in Singapore. The star of that final match, which looked to be out of the Pacific islanders' grasp with just seconds to spare, was Waisea Nacuqu who scored a great double to become the HSBC Player of the Final.
With just under three minutes played in the final, Nacuqu picked the ball up 10 metres out and used his quick-stepping to beat three Australia defenders and put Fiji ahead. His second was from long range, picking the ball up from his own 22-metre line and striding out away from two chasing Australian defenders. Almost impossible to defend against, Nacuqu was the star of the show and his two tries were crucial as Fiji defended heavily for the remainder of the match against a fierce Australia outfit.
Team-mate and captain Jerry Tuwai was happy with his side's performance in the final and is looking forward to the forthcoming rounds.
"Winning the tournament is going to boost our morale. We wanted to back up our wins in Hong Kong and Vancouver with a strong performance and we produced that against Australia, who were a very good team."
Fiji now sit top of the world series standings on 145 points, just four ahead of South Africa with two rounds to play in London and Paris. After a slow start to the series, their last four tournaments have seen them take four Cup final wins and a third place, amassing 105 world series points.