SOUTH AFRICA were the only big guns to fall in yesterday's shootout at the Cathay Pacific Hongkong Bank Sevens at the Hong Kong Stadium. The South Africans, world champions at the 15-a-side game, were beaten 19-12 by Canada and will now play in the Plate competition. As usual the stadium was packed to the rafters with around 40,000 fans for the territory's biggest sporting event. Among them were the characters with the funny hats, face-paint, jugs of beer and piles of soggy meat pies. They came to cheer their heroes and be mesmerised by the giants from Fiji and New Zealand. And the favourites didn't let them down. The Fijians hit Hong Kong for 49 points without reply in their first match and then demolished Tonga 40-0. New Zealand beat Japan 77-0 - the highest score of the tournament so far - and then defeated France 28-14 in a thriller. Hong Kong, Bowl winners for the past two years, go into the Plate competition against Tonga.