CAPE TOWN – Lady Luck smiled on six-man Fiji when the Blitzboks dropped the ball in their last-gasp quest to save the game which they went to lose 12-10 in Sunday's Singapore Sevens semifinal.
Earlier on the Blitzboks ran up a 10-0 lead but Fiji started their fightback with a try after they exploited the one-man advantage following Cecil Afrika's sin-binning.
Werner Kok and Siviwe Soyizwapi's tries went unconverted and the two failed kicks at the post ultimately proved the difference at the end.
Alasio Naduva went over in the corner for Fiji's opening score just ahead of the break and Eroni Sau scored a converted try in what was the only points in the second half.
The Blitzboks will now go to play the third-place play off and their semifinal failure means that Fiji will overtake them at the top of the Series standings which will be updated after Sunday's final.