PARIS- The South African Sevens side retained their World Sevens Series crown in dramatic fashion, when they beat England in the final of the Paris leg of the series on Sunday to overhaul Fiji and claim the title.

Fiji went into the final tournament of the series with a 7 point lead but after they lost to England in the quarterfinals that opened the door for South Africa who were required to win the tournament to snatch the title of being crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions for 2018.

It was the first time in history that the overall champions would be crowned on the last match day of a tournament.

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