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Our Women Win Bowl
Britney Coates of the Telecom Fijiana on the attack against China at the London 7s yesterday. Photo: Ian Muir
May 18
07:57 2015

The Telecom Fijiana team thrashed China 31-0 to win the Bowl final in the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Twickenham in London.

Fiji lost their first two pool games against Australia and USA, 15-5 and 24-19 respectively, before beating China 14-12 in their last pool game to proceed to the Bowl semifinals where they beat South Africa 38-5.

Fiji 38-5 South Africa

Luisa Basei, who has been an outstanding player during the London 7s, scored the first try for Fiji in the opening minutes of the game with a sprint down the field. A second try before halftime by Basei gave Fiji the advantage at half time as they lead 12-0.

Asinate Savu scored Fiji’s third try just after halftime with Litia Naiqato scoring minutes later with a successful conversion by Basei to further Fiji’s lead, 26-0.

Basei completed her hat-trick with minutes to go until fulltime before Zaandre Theron took one back for the South Africans, 31-5. The Fijians proved too strong as Timaima Ravisa sealed Fiji’s win and a spot in the Bowl finals with a try which was converted. Fulltime:38-5.

Fiji 31-0 China

Fiji dominated throughout the game with first tries coming from Luisa Basei and Talica Vodo and successful conversions from Asinate Savu to lead 14-0 at halftime.

Fiji’s top scorer Asinate Savu scored Fiji’s third try after halftime with another try coming from Britney Coates, 19-0. China unable open up scoring opportunities as team captain Ana Maria Roqica scored with 30 seconds left on the clock to win the final, 31-0.

The Telecom Fijiana team will now prepare for the final leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at NRCA Stadium in Netherlands this weekend.

Fiji is pooled with New Zealand, USA and South Africa.

Fiji plays their first game against New Zealand.

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