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Red Card Disrupts Fiji’s Campaign

  Dangerous play by Sevuloni Mocenacagi denied the Vodafone Fijian 7s team any chance of a comeback against South Africa in USA 7s final. Mocenacagi copped a red card after
06 Mar 2017 13:42
Red Card Disrupts Fiji’s Campaign

 

Dangerous play by Sevuloni Mocenacagi denied the Vodafone Fijian 7s team any chance of a comeback against South Africa in USA 7s final.

Mocenacagi copped a red card after he dangerously tackled Werner Kok while he was still in the air with 10 seconds of play remaining.

Trailing 12-19 the Vodafone Fijians had just kicked off hoping to re-gather the ball and go in for their third try and force the game into extra time. Vodafone Fijian 7s captain Osea Kolinisau also questioned the referee on why he did not take any action against Kok for punching Mocenacagi on the face.

The Vodafone Fijians started strongly with forward Masivesi Dakuwaqa scoring the opening try as they took a 5-0 lead.

A stiff arm tackle by playmaker Vatemo Ravouvou saw him receive a yellow card and the South Africans quickly ran in their try through Cecil Aferika to take a 7-5 lead at halftime.

The South Africans dominated possession and scored tries to Chris Dry and Rosco Speckman as they enjoyed a handy 19-5 lead.

The Vodafone Fijians refused to give up and fought back with a try to Waisea Nacuqu, which was converted as they narrowed the deficit 19-12.

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