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The Hong Kong 7s of 1992 continued the Fiji Men’s dominance as they won their third consecutive Hong Kong event (their seventh overall) going 5-0 in tournament play. The Fijians outscored opponents 144-16, winning matches by a 26 point per game average.
Fijian fly half Waisale Serevi led all scorers with 72 points on eight tries, and 20 conversions. His teammate, Mesake Rasari, the 235 pound, 6’5” forward, was honored with the event’s Best and Fairest award, tallying eight tries.
The tournament consisted of 24 teams separated into eight pools of three teams each, the pool winner advancing to the Cup Round. In pool play, Fiji shutout Sri Lanka and Japan, then beat France 22-6 in the quarter finals, followed by a semi-final win against Australia 28-4.
The finals pitted Fiji versus New Zealand with Pacific Islanders triumphing 22-6.
The USA lost in pool play to Argentina 12-0 but defeated Germany 22-0 to move into the Plate Championship. The Eagles Hong Kong tournament ended with a quarter final loss to Tonga 20-6. Hosts Hong Kong would go on to defeat Tonga 12-8 to take the Plate Championship
The USA’s 1992 nine-man roster: Will Brewington, Tony Ridnell, Scott Stephens, Andy Dujakovich, Chris O’Brien, Mike Telkamp, Gary Hein, David Dean, and Tony Brewer. Coach Steve Finkel and Manager Emil Signes.