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Wellington - South Africa beat Olympic champion Fiji 31-12 on Saturday to stay unbeaten and atop their pool after the first day of the New Zealand  Sevens, the third round of the 2017 HSBC World Rugby Sevens series.

In a tough pool which featured Rio de Janiero gold medalists Fiji, bronze medalists South Africa and quarter-finalists Australia, the Blitzboks beat Japan 33-0 and Australia 28-0 before their commanding win over Fiji.

South Africa made a commanding start to the current season on the world circuit, beating Fiji in the final to win the first tournament at Dubai and losing 19-17 to England in the final of their home tournament in Cape Town on December 11.

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