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Fiji Tops Pool A

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team finished top of Pool A in the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai following their 36-5 victory over Brazil in the second pool match and
07 Dec 2014 10:30
Fiji Tops Pool A
Vodafone Fiji 7s rep Apisai Domolailai on the attack against Argentina. Photo: Ian Muir

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team finished top of Pool A in the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai following their 36-5 victory over Brazil in the second pool match and a 33-21 victory over Argentina in their final Pool A.

Argentina provided a good challenge to Fiji in the last pool match as they both started as unbeaten teams in Pool A.

One missed tackle is all it takes for the Fijian side as they streak away for an eighty metre dash to the try line.

An Argentine score followed; Axel Muller benefitting from a 20-metre miss-pass, but Fiji then scored two tries that were pure poetry in motion. Argentina concluded a hectic first-half with another try of their own. Fiji led 19-14 at the breather.

A late surge saw Fiji through as Argentina looked like they sneaked in an opportunistic score, but two quick tries from Fiji in the second-half running at some weak shoulders, gave them the victory.

Fiji vs Brazil

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team walloped the Brazilians 36-5 in their second pool match.

Out on the sun-drenched pitch Fiji led 14-5 at half time. The Brazilians have been resilient, but a try before half-time was enough for them as they could not keep up with the Fijians.

The Ben Ryan coached Fijians side continued to build pressure in the second-half and forced the Brazilians to commit unforced errors.

Turnovers were plenty and Fiji galloped away with the game, just as their flyers did on the pitch, running in another four second-half tries for a 36-5 win.

Day Two results:

Cup quarterfinals

Cup: Fiji 31-17 Wales, Australia 22-17 Scotland, South Africa 40-0 Argentina, New Zealand 29-7 England

Bowl quarterfinals: France 42-19 Canada, USA 14-12 Japan, Portugal 19-0 Brazil, Samoa 40-5 Kenya

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