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After initially letting Kenya break the line, Phil Burgess produced a stunning try saving tackle to deny the Africans a second score but shortly after Billy Odhiambo was able to dot down to down their lead. "All the teams now are very hard to play against, not like before".

Completing the quarter-final line-up are matches pitting Australia against Pool D runners-up South Africa, and England against Pool C runners-up Kenya.

The two sides were meeting in a cup final for the second time after facing each other two seasons ago in Singapore, a match in which Kenya won their first IRB trophy.

The Fijians moved into second place in the series standings after becoming became the first team to win two titles this season.

Fellow Pool A side Uruguay join Canada in the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals alongside Samoa, Wales, France, Spain, Scotland and Russian Federation.

Joe Ravouvou's try with 90 seconds remaining meant it sat 21-17 in the closing stages, however England held on to end a seven-game losing streak against the men in black.

Fiji had nearly no possession in the first half - making only four passes to Kenya's 20 - but managed two breakaway tries from kickoffs to keep the match in the balance at halftime. The South Africans lead with 109 points from Fiji with 101, New Zealand with 92 and Australia with 84.

Fiji signalled their intentions for the day with a 43-7 quarter-final thrashing of Argentina. 12-7 to Fiji going into the second half, it was Kenya who responded first with a try from Eden Agero within 19 seconds.

Series leaders South Africa beat the United States 29-7 to win the bronze medal and England beat Australia 31-14 to take fifth.

Laidlaw described the back-to-back losses as disappointing, particularly given how well the Kiwis played in downing South Africa.

After the final, Tuwai said he was proud of his young side.

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