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Nasoko Shines For Fiji

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Kalione Nasoko played a key role in day one of the Canada Sevens in Vancouver yesterday. His work rate stood out from the rest and scored
13 Mar 2017 11:00
Nasoko Shines For Fiji
Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Setareki Bituniyata scores the winning try against Samoa in their pool clash yesterday. Photo: Ian Muir

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Kalione Nasoko played a key role in day one of the Canada Sevens in Vancouver yesterday.

His work rate stood out from the rest and scored in crucial moments to keep the Fijians on track.

 

Fiji 34-19 Wales

Nasoko scored two tries in the first four minutes with captain Osea Kolinisau adding four points respectively to lead 14-0. Wales struggled to deny Fiji as Alifereti Veitokani went in for another try one minute later to extend Fiji’s lead 19-0.

Wales replied two minutes later with a try to Sam Cross, Ethan Davies kicked the conversion to close the gap, 19-7. Just before halftime, Mesulame Kunavula scored to give Fiji a comfortable lead at half time.

Halftime: Fiji 24-7 Wales

Wales started with a try from Luke Morgan as Davies closed the gap, 24-14. Nemani Nagusa made an immediate impact scoring a try, 29-14. Wales struggled but Ben Roach finally scored to give them hope, 29-19.

But it was Fiji who had the last say as Waisea Nacuqu scored the last try, 34-19.

 

Fiji 19-12 Samoa

Tough and physical between the two Pacific rivals but it was Samoa who drew first blood to Samoa Toloa to lead 5-0.

Discipline was in question for the Fijians as they struggled to hold onto the ball and find a gap.

Captain Osea Kolinisau found the opening to level the score at halftime.

Halftime: Fiji 5-5 Samoa

Nasoko came through again beating defenders to score with conversion from Kolinisau, 12-5. Tila Mealoi scored with the successful conversion saw the teams tied 12-12.

But Setareki Bituniyata sealed the win for the 19-12 win.

 

Fiji 26-24 Argentina

Argentina pulled a narrow win over the Fijians. Fiji had a good start in the first half leading 19-7 with tries coming in from Vatemo Ravouvou, Nasoko and Kolinisau while Argentina’s Renzo Barbier kept the Argentinians hope alive with a lone try.

Halftime: Fiji 19-7 Argentina

Fiji lost momentum and committed a lot of basic mistakes but still managed to score a try with Samisoni Viriviri beating defenders.

But it was Argentina’s Luciano Gonzalez Rizzoni, Matias Ocsaduk and Franco Sabato who brought them back to tie the scores at 24-24.

Javier Rojas crucial conversion sealed Argentina’s spot in the Cup quarterfinals.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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