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Fijians Unbeaten

  The Vodafone Fijian 7s team had a flawless start in the Cape Town Sevens winning all their pool games in Day One of the World Sevens Series in South
14 Dec 2015 13:35
Fijians Unbeaten
Viliame Mata of Fiji during day 1 of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in the game between Fiji and Russia at Cape Town Stadium on December 12, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. pic....ZIMBIO

 

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team had a flawless start in the Cape Town Sevens winning all their pool games in Day One of the World Sevens Series in South Africa.

 

Fiji 34-19 Scotland

Fiji got off to a good start putting up 17 points on the scoreboard within the first six minutes of the first-half.

Three tries, two from Jasa Veremalua and one from Savenaca Rawaca with one conversion from Vatemo Ravouvou, gave Fiji the early lead. Scotland refused to end the first-half without getting points on the board. James Martin Richard Farndale came through for Scotland scoring the first try before Gavin Lowe converted the two points to finish 17-7 at halftime.

Emosi Mulevoro kicked off the second-half with a try followed by Rawaca who scored his second to further Fiji’s lead to 29-7 with Ravouvou only putting in one conversion. Scotland closed the gap in the 11th minute, with a second try from Farndale and another from Robbie Nairn allowing Scotland to catch up 29-19. But it was not enough as Nemani Nagusa sealed Fiji’s win with a try just before fulltime to end the game 34-19.

 

Fiji 52-0 Russia

After a good first match start in their game, Fiji bulldozed their way through their second pool game. Fiji dominated in the first-half not giving Russia a chance to capitalise on their possession.  Rawaca opened the scoring with the his third try of the Cape Town  Sevens as Nemani Nagusa and Vatemo Ravouvou followed suit scoring tries as well. Ravouvou got his kicking mojo back putting in two of the conversions to give Fiji a 19-0 lead at halftime.

Fiji controlled the game in the second-half as Sevuloni Mocenacagi scored to further Fiji’s lead with another two points added by Ravouvou, 26-0. Alifereti Veitokani came on as a sub and made an impact seconds later, scoring Fiji’s fifth try, 31-0. Russia could not stop the brutal blows as Fiji added another three tries from Apisai Domolailai, Viliame Mata and Mocenacagi with Kolinisau kicking all three conversions to bring the final score to 50-0.

 

Fiji 43-0 Argentina

Fiji looked to build on their momentum and got off to a good start  with Rawaca kicked things off with a try in the second minute followed by Vatemo Ravouvou who converted his own try to lead 12-0. Argentina failed to keep possession of the ball and keep the Fiji attack at bay. Apisai Domolailai scored the last try of the first-half which was successfully converted by Ravouvou to lead 19-0 at halftime.

Domolailai kicked-started the second-half with two tries as Argentina struggled to get out of their own 22 metre line. Indiscipline cost the Argentinians as a penalty kick was awarded to Fiji in the 11th minute and a conversion from Ravouvou brought the score to 36-0. Veitokani came on as a sub and produced results by scoring the last try of the game with Ravouvou’s successful conversion bringing the final score to 43-0.

Edited by Osea Bola

justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

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