He said while there are no guarantees, New Zealand was a big contributor towards the global Sevens series both in terms of having a team that participates in all of the tournaments and its success at running the event for the last 19 years, 18 of them in Wellington.
Reigning sevens world champions South Africa led 17-5 but the final turned on Branco du Preez's second-half yellow card and Fiji took full advantage with 17 unanswered points - much to the delight of the colourful and noisy pockets of blue and white dotted around the ground. Fiji would go on to win the overall tournament, whilst Australia had clinched the trophy on home turf in Sydney a week earlier.
They struck again a minute later in similar fashion to see scores 17-19 before Eroni Sau crossed over for the final try to see Fiji winning its first tournament in the ongoing series 24-19. "We had an opportunity to score and did not, they countered and scored and then got the momentum", Powel said.
The current World Series champions departed Cape Town three weeks ago in second place, but after a relatively successful Australasian leg - losing finalists in Sydney and Hamilton - they top the series and it is an achievement all the more commendable as they suffered a raft of injuries ahead of the New Zealand tournament.
Four tournaments, four different winners - this year's Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain.
"We have a very young team and I'm really happy with the way the guys performed".
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Flier Alasio Sovita Naduva scored a hattrick‚ which all had their genesis in some sublime handling and other-worldly passing.
"We fought until the last minute, I can not ask for more".
Powell elaborated on their long-term strategy.
Wales will now regroup and look to come back stronger when they travel to Las Vegas at the end of the month.
"It is the hard work of the players that gave us victory".
"But we increased our lead and that was important for us".
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