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Kolinisau’s Conversion Seals Win

Vodafone Fijian 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau kept his composure under the wet conditions and converted Savenaca Rawaca’s try as they edged out Kenya 12-10 in the Cup quarterfinals at the
11 Apr 2016 15:54
Kolinisau’s Conversion Seals Win

Vodafone Fijian 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau kept his composure under the wet conditions and converted Savenaca Rawaca’s try as they edged out Kenya 12-10 in the Cup quarterfinals at the Hong Kong Stadium yesterday.

The Vodafone Fijians were trailing 10-5 and at the last minute Rawaca ran past the Kenyan defence to score their second try.

An opening try by super sub Kitione Taliga was soon cancelled out by Collins Injera but as the wet conditions continued to shape the game, it was the Fijians slick handling that allowed Rawaca over for the decisive try.

However, the win came at a cost when playmaker Vatemo Ravouvou was helped off the field because of an aggravated knee injury.

In the first quarterfinals, New Zealand proved too strong for Wales after speedster Kurt Baker bagged a thrilling hat-trick to help Sir Gordon Tietjens’ side to a 19-7 win.

Despite going unbeaten in the pool stages, USA was unable to score a point against South Africa in the second quarterfinal as the wet weather made conditions trickier by the minute.

A brace of tries from flyer Seabelo Senatla, added to by scores from Ruhan Nel and Siviwe Soyizwapi gave head coach Neil Powell’s side a 28-0 win.

Some solid defence from Australia on their own try line was crucial to their 14-5 win over England in the last Cup quarterfinal.

Tries from Cameron Clark and Stephan van der Walt, compounded by two conversions from James Stannard gave Australia the lead and despite a try from Dan Norton- England were unable to claw back a victory.

 

BOWLS

In the Bowl quarter-finals, France breezed past South Korea 45-0, while Argentina scored 22 unanswered points against Russia.

A tight match between Canada and Samoa resulted in a 19-10 win for the Pacific Islanders.  Scotland managed a 5-0 win over Portugal in torrential conditions.

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