Vatemo Ravouvou of Fiji (R) is tackled by two Kenyans during the Men's Sevens World Rugby Dubai Series match Fiji vs Kenya on November 30, 2018 in Dubai. Broughton opened the scoring in the second half, while Tyla Nathan-Wong added two conversions.
In the quarter-finals New Zealand beat Scotland 21-7 and then held on to beat England 7-5 in the semi-finals.
New Zealand were made to work harder in their 29-12 win over Russian Federation, with a first-half double from Goss and a second-half brace from Stacey Waaka getting them home after the match sat in the balance at 12-7 at halftime. South Africa were up against Fiji in the fifth place final duel, while Australia were to meet England for bronze play-off. A crucial turn over in the last play of the game by debutant Scott Gregory secured the 7-5 victory, and was also awarded the UL Mark of Excellence as "Moment of the Tournament".
Britt Benn and Kaili Lukan then scored their second tries of the day in a 21-14 win over France that gave the Canadians first place in Pool C.
Canada went 1-2 Friday, losing 26-12 to England and 31-19 to Australia before beating Japan 27-7.
Justin Geduld picked up a knock in the Blitzboks' second match of the Dubai Sevens against Samoa.
However, he was happy to expose more players as he handed four players their Series debut among them scrum-half Brian Wavinya, winger/centre Daniel Taabu, fly-half Johnstone Olindi and forward Charles Omondi.
Our speed, our work ethic, our endeavour all day today from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals has shown through for us.
With injuries plaguing the New Zealand men's sevens team, head coach Clark Laidlaw is unsure they'll be able to field at next week's Cape Town Sevens.
The U.S. can take some consolation in the fact that it took a significant step in the right direction to qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, needing to finish fourth or better in the 2018-19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The men failed to qualify.