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The Telecom Fijiana side put on a commendable performance during the first day of the 2015 World Sevens Series in Langford, Canada yesterday. The Ana Maria Roqica-skippered side put on
20 Apr 2015 10:04
Our Girls Impress

The Telecom Fijiana side put on a commendable performance during the first day of the 2015 World Sevens Series in Langford, Canada yesterday.

The Ana Maria Roqica-skippered side put on a brave effort against New Zealand in their first match and managed two converted tries to go down 14-38.

They went on to give England a really good run for their money with Asinate Savu delivering the equaliser to end the game in a 19-19 draw. And ending their day on a high dominating Spain to win 20-5 in the final pool game.

 

Fiji 14-38 New Zealand

New Zealand got right down to business with two consecutive tries to Kelly Brazier and Gayle Broughton respectively, Selica Winiata converting the second one 12-0.

Lavenia Tinai scored Fiji’s first try with successful conversion to get Fiji on the scoreboard 7-12. But a try from Sarah Goss saw the world number one side inch back ahead 17-7 at the halftime.

Tinai opened the scoring in the second half with a conversion from Asinate Savu to bring Fiji up 14-17.

Winiata and Portia Woodman followed up with a try each converted by Winiata to take New Zealand even further ahead but it was Broughton who delivered the final blow, Winiata’s conversion ending the game 38-14 at fulltime.

 

Fiji 19-19 England

Amy Wilson-Hardy kicked off the action in the second pool match for the English with the first try which was successfully converted but the Fijians responded shortly with a try from Timaima Tamoi, 7-7.

Jo Watmore followed up with two successive tries, the first one successfully converted to put England in the lead 19-7. Tamoi carried the ball over the try line once again to bring Fiji up but it was Asinate Savu who sealed the deal and scored the equalizer, the game ending 19-19.

 

Fiji 20-5 Spain

Savu continued her fine form in the third and final pool match with the opening try in the 4th minute but missed the conversion.

Tamoi followed with the second try to put them in the lead 10-0 at halftime.

Savu added another try in the second half followed shortly but missed the conversion, Fiji still keeping the lead 15-0.

Spain finally responded as Barbara Pla crossed the tryline to put her side on the scoreboard, Berta Garcia missing the conversion with the score remaining 15-5.

Timaima Ravisa delivered the final and winning try for Fiji securing a berth in the Cup quarterfinals.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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