Cape Town – The Blitzboks are still in with a chance of defending their World Sevens Series title after Fiji were sensationally knocked out in the quarter-final stage by England.
In a pulsating encounter, England scored well after the final whistle to condemn Fiji to defeat, opening the door for South Africa.
England won 19-17 after trailing 12-7 at half-time.
England scored tries through Harry Glover, Dan Norton and Tom Mitchell with Mitchell and Dan Bibby adding conversions.
Fiji crossed the whitewash through Eroni Sau, Vatemo Ravouvou, Jerry Tuwai with Ravouvou adding a conversion.
The best place Fiji can now secure in the tournament is 5th meaning the Blitzboks will need to still win the tournament to defend their World Sevens Series title.
They face Spain in the a quarter-final clash at 11:19 (SA time).
Massive upset here at @Paris7s. England beat Fiji 19-17 in Cup quarter final and leave the door open for the Blitzboks to still win the @WorldRugby7s title BUT they MUST win @Paris7s to do so. Blitzboks up against @Spain7s at 11:19. @CastleLagerSA @FNBSA @ASICS_ZA
— Springbok Sevens (@Blitzboks) June 10, 2018