In so doing, Fiji became the first team to notch two tournament titles this season, moving from third to second in the series standings behind South Africa. Samoa secured the 13th place win over Canada 21-15 and England beat Australia for 5th place 31-4.
Canada and United States were tied 21-21 when Canada's Nathan Hirayama attempted a kick to touch. Canada will face Scotland in the first match of day two at 0930 at BC Place.
Kenya and Spain met at the just concluded Vancouver Sevens in the preliminary stage with Shujaa winning 43-0 in a one-sided game.
Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 today to win the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Vancouver and move up to second place in the overall standings. However, Fiji came back stronger to score 19 unanswered points in the second period, to the disappointment of many Kenyans.
The Aussies racked up two tries in the first four minutes and a third converted try by John Porch saw them lead 19-0 at the break.
Fiji won Pool C with a 45-5 victory over Spain, a 38-7 win over France and a 24-21 victory over Kenya. Going into the final matches of the pool, Canada needed a 40-point win over Uruguay and for the U.S. to beat Australia in order to move to the Cup quarter-finals. Kenya were first to put points on the board with a try from Collins Injera, Fiji followed with two tries from Kalione Nasako and Eroni Sau, but also saw Waisea Nacuqu sin binned before the break.
The Americans, winners last week in Las Vegas, kept Clark Laidlaw's side tryless in a clinical display, crossing three times themselves in the second half for a 17-0 victory to secure a semifinal matchup against Kenya who upset defending Vancouver champions England 12-0 in the last of the quarterfinals.
South Africa, who beat Russian Federation 38-7 and thumped Scotland 21-0 to finish second in the group, face Australia.