Speaking afterwards, Conroy was in humble enough form, saying that the team were happy to put the recent result against South Africa in the rear view mirror, and noted that he was happy to "put a show on" for the travelling fans.
The Kiwis - World Cup winners in 2001 and 2013 - won 22-17 on Sunday (Monday morning NZ time).
The Cup semis start at 7.40am Monday and Fiji will either meet South Africa, England or United States of America in the Final at 12.49pm Monday.
Despite having three men sent from the field in the opening half, New Zealand held onto only trail 7-0 before tries to Kurt Baker and Joe Ravouvou secured the win.
But Fiji struck back through former NRL rugby league star Semi Radrada.
Dylan Collier then dotted down in the right hand side corner to give New Zealand the lead once again at 10-7.
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He shot a five-over 76 to be 12 shots back. "Otherwise, I probably would have played with members' clubs today", Vegas said. He also had to overcome a courier error, then bad weather in NY forced him to fly from Houston to Toronto to Glasgow.
But New Zealand scored the all-important first try of the second half through Regan Ware, who sped 60m past Radrada for a 15-12 lead after a superb wide pass from Tim Mikkelson.
New Zealand barely engaged second gear in defeating Rugby World Cup Sevens debutantes Mexico 57-0 in the Round of 16 before powering past Ireland in the Championship quarterfinals. Malu Falaniko scored a consolation try in overtime, but it would prove too late for a comeback.
The Blitzboks opened the scoring through Selvyn Davids who expertly converted his own try from the touchline.
They eventually fell 35-0 to the Americans - missing out on the chance to play England in the last eight.
Captain Tom Mitchell was acutely aware of the brutality.