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Crushing Victory

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team crushed France 40-5 in the Cup quarterfinal of the Dubai 7s last night. Coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka said though he was happy with the performance, there’s
04 Dec 2016 11:22
Crushing Victory
Vodafone Fiji 7s Rep Savuloni Moceinacagi attacks during the Cup quarter final against France last night. Photo:Ian Muir

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team crushed France 40-5 in the Cup quarterfinal of the Dubai 7s last night.

Coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka said though he was happy with the performance, there’s still a tough challenge ahead in the semifinal against England.

“I think the boys woke up on the right side of the bed this morning after a tough talking to on Friday,” Cawanibuka said.

“We went back to review the games we played on day one and areas we needed to improve on. We needed to throw the boys into the icebath and get some food into them.

“The pressure will always be there, for us we are like any other team who are contending for the title not necessarily defending it.”

Fiji dominated the first half with Kitione Taliga scoring two tries and was successful with the conversion. Captain Osea Kolinisau came through with the third try to give Fiji a 19-0 lead at halftime.

France came back in the second half as Sacha Valleau scored the first try to give themselves a fighting chance, 19-5.

Despite the numerous mistakes by the Fijians they managed to score three more tries to Sevuloni Moceinacagi, Waisea Nacuqu and Samisoni Viriviri, sealing their semifinal spot.

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