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FIJIANS FIGHT BACK

The semifinal was like watching repeats of road runner WITH pure speed, fuel, fire and intensity NZ 12 Fiji 17 ANASILINI RATUVA SUVA Vodafone Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau ran
24 Mar 2014 12:31

The semifinal was like watching repeats of road runner WITH pure speed, fuel, fire and intensity

NZ 12 Fiji 17

Donasio Ratubuli on the attack for Fiji in the Cup semifinal yesterday. Photo: Kenji Demura

ANASILINI RATUVA
SUVA
Vodafone Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau ran to their own try line to end the first Cup semifinal match as they defeated New Zealand 17-12
New Zealand started off well with a mistake from Benito Masilevu giving a chance to Tim Mikkelson who picked up a loose ball and gave it to captain DJ Forbes who fended off Samisoni Viriviri to score their first try.
A series of great offloads then saw Emosi Mulevoro go down the right side to score Fiji’s first try and failed with the conversion.
DJ Forbes showing his stature goes over once again, spinning and driving to the line for New Zealand’s second try.
Samisoni Viriviri intercepted a chance for Fiji just a minute to half time, but was denied a certain leveller after an offside infringement. New Zealand led 12-5 at halftime.
It was like watching repeats of road runner pure speed, fuel, fire and intensity. Emosi Mulevoro finds a rare gap in the Kiwi defence to score their second try under the post and converted his own try.
Samisoni Viriviri scored the final try out wide to end. Fulltime: Fiji 17 NZ 12.
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan said final the spot should be assured with every world series event
“New Zealand is an exceptional side but we have a good group doing simple things. If we hold possession we can beat anybody. We are a young side who are developing. To be in the final is great,” he said.
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