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Fijiana Remain Winless In Dubai

Fijiana Remain Winless In Dubai
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s prop Litia Naiqato on attack against South Africa at the Dubai 7s on December 1, 2017. Photo: Ian Muir
December 02
12:50 2017

USA upset NZ in Cup quarterfinal

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team lost all their three pool games in the Dubai 7s.

The Iliesa Tanivula- coached side suffered a 20-12 loss to Ireland in their pool opener before they were walloped 19-5 by Spain and 31-14 by Canada.

Last night they went down to South Africa 17-14 in the Challenge Trophy semifinal.

As the first of five tournaments on the 2018 series, Dubai holds added significance for the teams as they move toward Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco next July. Points from the first two tournaments on the series will be added to their totals in 2016/17 to determine seedings at the prestigious event.



Day 1- Fijiana 12-20 Ireland, Canada 19-0 Spain, Russia 17-15, Australia 27-0 Japan, USA 17-19 France, New Zealand 40-0 South Africa, Fijiana 5-19 Spain, Canada 31-0 Ireland, Russia 36-0 Japan, Australia 22-7 England, USA 19-15 South Africa, New Zealand 28-7 France, Ireland 7-17 Spain, Canada 31-14 Fijiana, England 26-14 Japan, Australia 31-12 Russia, France 29-5 South Africa, New Zealand 45-14 USA.

Day 2: Cup quarterfinals- New Zealand 12-14 USA, Russia 20-7 Spain, Australia 29-12 England, Canada 24-19 France

Challenge Trophy semifinals- Ireland 38-5 Japan,  Fijiana 14-17 South Africa


Edited by Osea Bola




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