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Fiji Slips To 8th Spot

The Telecom Fijiana team has slipped from sixth to eighth position after the second leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday. This was after
10 Feb 2015 07:08
Fiji Slips To 8th Spot

The Telecom Fijiana team has slipped from sixth to eighth position after the second leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday.

This was after the Iliesa Tanivula-coached side beat Spain 17-12 in the Bowl final.

After losing two games out of the three in their pool rounds, Fiji desperately needed a win against South Africa to proceed to the final.

Lavenia Tinai was the star of the show scoring three tries and converting three out of four conversions in the 24-22 victory.

The next leg of the World Rugby Women Sevens Series will take place in Atlanta, USA at the Fifth-Third Bank Stadium on March 14-15.

 

New Zealand wins in style

New Zealand claimed the second leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series after beating rivals Australia in another epic clash between the two sides in São Paulo.

A try from player of the tournament Portia Woodman sealed the 17-10 win after the scores were locked at 10-all in the second half.

The Kiwis were ahead at halftime but a resolute effort from the Australians, captained by Sharni Williams, saw a fightback in the early stages of the second-half.

However, a scintillating break by Woodman saw her score in the corner to seal the second tournament victory for New Zealand this season

Earlier, Canada and France fought it out for the third place spot, with the maple-leaf side easily beating their opponents 19-0.

The Plate final was contested between England and USA in Arena Barueri with the English ladies winning 14-5.

How They Stand:

1.     New Zealand  40
2.     Australia 36
3.     Canada 32
4.     France 28
5.     England 24
6.    USA 18
7.     Russia 14
8.     Fiji 14
9.     Brazil 10
10.     Spain 5
11.    South Africa 4
12.     China 3

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