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Fiji U18 rugby 7s team loses to Kenya

Individual play cost the Fiji Under-18 7s team in their third match yesterday in the Youth Olympic Games in China when they lost 12-17 to Kenya. The Sale Sorovaki-coached side
20 Aug 2014 16:44

Individual play cost the Fiji Under-18 7s team in their third match yesterday in the Youth Olympic Games in China when they lost 12-17 to Kenya.

The Sale Sorovaki-coached side managed 12-0 lead at halftime, but lost focus in the second-half which allowed the Kenyans to score 17 points which also gave them the chance to qualify for the semifinals.

Fiji suffered their first loss against France 7-12 and was scoreless against Argentina 0-21 on Monday night.

Vodafone Fiji 7s head coach Ben Ryan said individual play let the team down yesterday.

“The team started to play too much individual game like they did on Monday against France and Argentina. They were lethargic,” Ryan said.

The Fiji U18 team met France in the first semifinal last night and Argentina played Kenya when this edition went to press.

Hockey

The Fiji women’s U18 hockey team was thrashed in both their pool matches.

The Tai Smith-coached side first lost to Argentina 0-22 on Sunday and were thumped by Netherlands 0-17 on Monday night. Smith said her players tried their second loss.

“The girls played their hearts out and it was a dramatic change from their game against Argentina,

“The Dutch did not expect the good fight. The scoreline might have been great, but it didn’t reflect the effort we put in. I am proud of them,” Smith said.

Fiji played South Africa at 11:30pm last night.

Swimming

Meanwhile, swimmer Meli Malani finished second in his 50 metres freestyle heat in a time of 23.76 seconds.

Weighligfting

National youth weightlifting rep Ulina Saqone was placed seventh in the Group A Women’s 53 kilogramme event yesterday.

Saqone was successful in her first lift in the 55kg division and progressed well through her second attempts. She went through the 58kg lifts but succumbed in her third attempt in the 61kg. She tallied 126 points.

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