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Fijians Outstanding

The Vodafone Fiji 7s side look strong going into their quarterfinal match against Wales after an outstanding performance on Day One of the 2014 Gold Coast 7s yesterday. The Ben
12 Oct 2014 10:04
Fijians Outstanding
Sainivalati Ramuwai finds room to move against Sctoland yesterday during Pool play at the Gold Coast 7s in Australia. Fiji won 40-7. Photo: IRB

The Vodafone Fiji 7s side look strong going into their quarterfinal match against Wales after an outstanding performance on Day One of the 2014 Gold Coast 7s yesterday.

The Ben Ryan-coached side scooped three consecutive victories, defeating Scotland in their opening game 40-7, overcame Portugal 38-0 and finished with a stunning performance against host Australia 35-12 in the final game of the day.

Fiji got off to a strong start in the most anticipated clash of the pool with Apisai Domolailai shooting straight out the gate to score the opening try of the game. Setefano Cakau followed shortly after powering through the Aussie defense.

Semi Kunatani stole the show next with stunning form easily evading the defense and charging down the field to score two tries before the halftime, Fiji easily leading with a perfectly converted 28-0.

Apisalome Waqatabu took the reins in the second half with another try to put Fiji out of reach at 35-0 and place him as the leading try-scorer of Day One.

A late surge by the home side saw captain Cameron Clark lead by example with two tries to let them finish with some dignity 12-35.

Fiji will face Pool B runner-up Wales at 1.10pm while Australia are scheduled to play Pool B winner South Africa at 1.54pm.

In the other Cup quarterfinals, defending champs New Zealand will face England at 12.48pm while Argentina will play Samoa at 1.32pm.
GOLD COAST SEVENS 2014
POINTS TABLE

Pool A

Team     P            Pts

NZL        3              9

SAM      3              7

FRA        3              5

JPN        3              3

Pool B

Team     P            Pts

rsa          3              9

wal         3              7

ken        3              5

asa         3              3

Pool C

Team     P            Pts

fij            3              9

aus         3              7

sco         3              4

por         3              4

 

Pool D

Team     P            Pts

arg          3              9

eng        3              7

usa         3              5

can         3              3

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