It was Fiji’s first victory on South African soil since 2005 and comfortably the nation’s best showing in Cape Town having finished fifth in the two previous editions of the tournament.
Tries from captain Kalione Nasoko, Vilimoni Botitu and Sevuloni Mocenacagi gave Fiji a 17-0 lead at halftime in the final.
Nasoko’s second after the break furthered the Pacific Islanders’ advantage, while Botitu, named player of the final, also completed his brace in the second period.
Two tries from Ben Pinkelman and one from Carlin Isles gave the Eagles some hope, but Fiji were too strong.
“It’s been a long time coming, for the Fijians to win in Cape Town,” said coach Gareth Baber. “We were disappointed last week [in Dubai] that we didn’t manage to perform to the level that we’ve done this week.
“It makes me most proud that these players have done everything for their families back home and the country of Fiji. It’s great.
“Fijian fans are everywhere in the world, wherever we travel, and we say a big thank you to all those who make a big effort to come and support us.”
The results in Cape Town mean just three points separate USA, New Zealand, and Fiji at the top of the overall standings.
The Series resumes in Auckland, New Zealand on January 26.