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‘Fijian Bus’ Impresses Against Samoa

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team continued their dominance in the Paris 7s by topping Pool B yesterday. And the man dubbed ‘Fijian Bus’ by World Rugby Josua Tuisova stole the
16 May 2016 16:13
‘Fijian Bus’ Impresses Against Samoa
Josua Tuisova attacks against Samoa yesterday. Photo: Ian Muir

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team continued their dominance in the Paris 7s by topping Pool B yesterday.

And the man dubbed ‘Fijian Bus’ by World Rugby Josua Tuisova stole the show in the 42-5 demoli- tion of Samoa in the last pool game.

Samoa is the only team to beat Fiji in their pool games in the World Sevens Series with the first in Las Vegas where they won 28-24 and in Singapore 28-14.

With the inclusion of overseas- based players Samisoni Viriviri (Montauban), Waisea Nayacalevu (Stade Francais), Leone Nakarawa (Glasgow), and Tuisova (Toulon), the side has proven to be unstop- pable.

Tuisova has been in devastating form since joining the team.

His pure strength and speed has been a show stopper as he powered his way down the field to score the first try bumping off two Samoan defenders before scoring the first try.

Jasa Veremalua and Leone Na- karawa scored another two tries against the Samoans with Vatemo Ravouvou adding six points from his boots to lead 21-0 at halftime.

The overseas-based players have made themselves comfortable in the team fitting in like they have been playing sevens with the local boys for a long time.

Nayacalevu got himself two tries in the second half against Samoa while Amenoni Nasilasila got one with Ravouvou again adding six points with the conversions.

Samoa’s try was scored by Siaosi Asofolau in the 12th minute.
Edited by Osea Bola

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