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SWEET REVENGE

Fijian Barbarians 7s captain Amenoni Nasilasila scored the winning try as they ran away with a 19-12 win over Argentina in the final of Sudamerica Rugby 7s in Chile yesterday.
17 Jan 2017 15:52
SWEET REVENGE
The Fijian Barbarians 7s team celebrate their win in Chile, yesterday. Photo: Sudamerica Rugby 7s

Fijian Barbarians 7s captain Amenoni Nasilasila scored the winning try as they ran away with a 19-12 win over Argentina in the final of Sudamerica Rugby 7s in Chile yesterday. The Barbarians avenged their 22-21 loss during the final of the first leg in Uruguay last week.

The Argentineans started strongly with a 12-0 lead with tries from Maximiliano Filizzola and Conrado Roura. The Barbarians narrowed the deficit 12-7 when Kalione Nasoko scored before halftime.

According to Sudamerica 7s website, Nasilasila was likened to a movie star when he took control in the second half.

The Namatakula veteran commanded their moves as he combined with first eight Alivereti Veitokani. The Fijians leveled the scores through Ropate Labalaba, which Nasilasila converted for a 14-12 lead before he struck in the dying moments with the match winning try.

The Fijians not only took out the second leg of the series but also finished on top of the points standing with Argentina.

    

DREAM TEAM

Two members of the victorious Fijian Barbarians 7s side were later named in the Sudamerica Rugby 7s dream team. The selection was done by the staff of South America Rugby.

Dream Team: Felipe Brangier (Chile), Conrado Roura (Argentina), Mesulame Kunaulula (Fiji), Marcelo Torrealba (Chile), Amenoni Nasilasila (Fiji), Maximiliano Filizzola), Brayan Campiño (Colombia)

Results: Quarterfinals- Argentina 19-7 Colombia, Uruguay 5-24 Canada, USA Falcons 10-26 Chile, Fijian Barbarians 54-0 Brazil.

Playoffs- Colombia 26-14 USA Falcons, Brazil 0-26 Uruguay. Semi-finals- Argentina 19-17 Chile, Fijian Barbarians 29-10 Canada. Final playoffs- USA Falcons 14-7 Brazil, Colombia 5-21 Uruguay, Chile 28-14 Canada.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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