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Poor Start For Fijiana

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team will need to improve on their defence if they are to achieve their Top 3 target in the Dubai 7s women’s tournament. Last night,
01 Dec 2017 11:00
Poor Start For Fijiana

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team will need to improve on their defence if they are to achieve their Top 3 target in the Dubai 7s women’s tournament.

Last night, the Ana Maria Roqica-captained-side were outclassed by an aggressive Ireland side 20-12 in their pool opener.

The Fijiana 7s players’ reluctance to make first-time tackles allowed Ireland to run in two soft tries to Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe and Ashleigh Baxter for a 10-0 lead at halftime.

The Fijiana defence continued to be in disarray at the start of the second half as Ireland romped to a 20-0 lead.

Then lanky prop Litia Naiqato used her off-loading skills to set-up winger Tima Ravisa to score their first try as they trailed 20-5. The Fijiana side came alive and Ravisa narrowed the deficit to 20-12 with her second try, which was also converted.

The Fijiana must now win their next two pool games against Spain and Canada if they are to make the Cup quarterfinals

Edited by  Osea Bola

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

 


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