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Cakau boosts Sri Lanka

Anasilini Ratuva suva Former Vodafone Fiji 7s rep veteran Setefano Cakau coached the Sri Lanka rugby 7s side which won the Shield in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. They defeated Trinidad
30 Jul 2014 11:04

Setefano Cakau (left), wih members of the Sri Lankan 7s rugby team at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

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Former Vodafone Fiji 7s rep veteran Setefano Cakau coached the Sri Lanka rugby 7s side which won the Shield in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
They defeated Trinidad & Tobago 43-7 with Captain Fazil Marija scoring 16 of their points.
Earlier they overcame Barbados 34-0 to reach the final while Trinidad & Tobago defeated Malaysia 15-10.
Meanwhile South Africa ended New Zealand’s dominance at the Commonwealth Games, winning the gold medal 17-12 at a sold-out Ibrox Stadium.
Seabelo Senatla stole the show, scoring his 10th and 11th tries of the Games to help the Blitzboks better their bronze medal from Delhi four years ago and become the first side to beat the All Blacks 7s at the Commonwealth Games.
According to IRB.com after a world-record 171,000 fans packed into Ibrox for two fine days of action, the crucial medal matches have provided more thrilling entertainment, two years before 7s takes its place at the Olympic Games in Rio.
In the bronze medal match, Australia silver medalists four years ago, beat Samoa 24-0 thanks to two more tries for the impressive Greg Jeloudev in what was new coach Geraint John’s first tournament in charge having made the switch from Canada last month.
The defending Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand booked their place in the gold medal final after a 19-7 win over Tasman neighbours Australia with Scott Curry scoring two decisive second half tries while Cornal Hendricks scored twice to give the Blitzboks a 35-7 win against Samoa in their semifinal.
England snatched the Plate from Wales’ grasp.
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