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  The Vodafone Fijian 7s team have qualified for the Cup quarterfinals of the USA 7s tournament after winning their second pool match at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas
05 Mar 2017 11:49
GOOD DAY
The Vodafone Fijian 7s

 

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team have qualified for the Cup quarterfinals of the USA 7s tournament after winning their second pool match at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas yesterday.

The Fijians defeated Scotland 24-12 after the 41-0 demolition of  Japan in their first match.

Fiji will play Australia today in their final pool match at 9:50am to determine their pool placing.

The Osea Kolinisau-captained team will play either South Africa, Wales or Canada in the Cup quarters.

Coach Gareth Baber was impressed with the performance so far.

“It is great, puts us in a position to be in the quarters where we want to be all the time.

“Credit to Scotland they pushed us hard there,” Baber said.

The Cup quarterfinals begins at 4.16pm today. The semi-finals will kick off at 9.44am tomorrow with the Cup final scheduled for 1pm.

 

 

Big win

The team walloped Japan 41-0 in their opening pool match.

The Fijians led 19-0 at halftime with tries to Kalione Nasoko, Mesulame Kunavula and Vatemo Ravouvou.

Baber reminded the players at halftime on ball retention and be ruthless on attack and the players responded in the second half.

Joeli Lutumailagi fends off two challengers in an unstoppable pursuit of the line for Fiji’s fourth try.

They were impressive with their offloads and after beautiful run by Waisea Nacuqu, a flick to Lutumailagi who was in again for a double. Sevuloni Mocenacagi and  Samisoni Viriviri also scored for Fiji.

 

 

4 against Scots

Fijians scored four tries and made three conversion to book their spot in the Cup quarterfinal.

Lutumailagi scored the first try before Scotland Jamie Farndale replied with a try.

The Fijians maintained composure in the first seven minutes and saw Ravouvou ran in for their second.

Fiji led 10-5 at halftime.

Kunavula scored Fiji’s third try. The Scots kept their shape well, moved the ball from side to side and  Farndale hits the accelerator button again and bursts for the line to put his team back in the match with try number 35 of his World Sevens Series career.

But with a minute on the clock, Seremaia Tuwai sealed the win for Fiji.

Kalione Nasoko and Joeli Lutumailagi were sin binned in the clash.

 

Edited Paula Tuvuki

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