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How We Blew It

Individual play and taking wrong options by the Vodafone Fijian 7s players saw them go down 17-19 to Samoa in the Paris Sevens pool opener last night. Captain Osea Kolinisau
14 May 2017 11:00
How We Blew It
Jasa Veremalua tries to evade a tackle from a Samoan defender during the opening match of the Paris 7s on May 13, 2017 .Fiji Lost 17-19. Photo: Ian Muir

Individual play and taking wrong options by the Vodafone Fijian 7s players saw them go down 17-19 to Samoa in the Paris Sevens pool opener last night.

Captain Osea Kolinisau missed a conversion from the front after prop Kalione Nasoko scored the first try underneath the post.

With a 17-7 lead in the second spell the Fijians continued to make mistakes with playmaker Seremaia Tuwai opting to kick the ball out instead of utilising players that were there in support. This allowed the Samoans to win possession and hit back with two tries to win the clash.

The Vodafone Fijians needed to  win their next pool games against Russia and Australia if they were to qualify to the Cup quarterfinals.

In another major upset World Sevens Series leader South Africa suffered a 12-19 loss to Scotland in their first pool match.

 

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