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Our Women Bridging Gap

Our Women Bridging Gap
The Telecom Fijiana side attack against China. Photo: Ian Muir
May 17
09:06 2015

The Telecom Fijiana team has shown immense improvement in the 2014/2015 Women Sevens Series.

They have not reached a Cup final during the last five legs, but the Iliesa Tanivula–coached side is bridging the gap.

Fiji lost their first game in London last night, going down to Australia 15-5. This is a remarkable effort as compared to when they lost 47-0 in Dubai; Sao Paulo 7s, Brazil: Australia 38-7 Fiji (Pool play); Atlanta 7s, USA: Australia 36-0 Fiji (Pool play); Langford 7s, Canada: Australia 22-0 Fiji (seventh place playoff)

In their second pool game against USA, Fiji fought back from being 19-0 down at halftime to close the gap 19-17 with three tries coming in from Litia Naiqato, Asinate Savu and Priscilla Siata.

A conversion from Savu tied the score 19-19, but the Fijians could not stop American captain Kelly Griffin scoring to win the game at 24-19.

Fiji managed to win their last pool game against China, beating them 14-12 with Fijian captain Ana Maria Roqica scoring two tries, with Savu making the conversions.

The Fiji women’s team is currently in eighth place sitting on 24 points, as New Zealand leads the World Women’s Sevens World Series standings with 80 points, followed by Canada in second place with 58 points and Australia in third with 56 points.

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

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