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Fijiana 7s Lose Opener

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team had a bad start when they went down 38-7 to Canada in Dubai last night. The Fijiana started well with a try to winger
30 Nov 2018 10:42
Fijiana 7s Lose Opener
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s players (back from left) Beniamino Vota, Sevuloni Mpocenacagi, Meli Derenalagi, Alsaio Naduva. (Front from left) Waisea Nacuqu, Lavenia and Willie Benesh in Dubai on November 28, 2018. Photo: Gabby Abariga

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team had a bad start when they went down 38-7 to Canada in Dubai last night.

The Fijiana started well with a try to winger Ana Naimasi for a 7-0 lead but sloppy defence and poor handling allowed the Canadians to run in three easy tries in the first half.

CURRY: BIG TASK AHEAD

New Zealand men’s 7s captain Scott Curry said they have a mammoth task ahead of them.

The Rugby Sevens World Cup and Commonwealth Games champions want the World Sevens Series in their cabinet.

Curry said: “It’s always an exciting time being in Dubai, about to start a new world series.

“You can see all the teams are pretty keen to get out there and start playing some rugby. It’s definitely an exciting time.

“This year is about qualifying for the Olympics, it’s a massive year for all the teams. You can’t start slow on the world series. To win a world series is all about consistency, so to start here well will lead us off well to hopefully go and win a world series.”

Dubai again hosts both the men’s and women’s  World Rugby Sevens Series, acting as the men’s series opener and round two of the women’s, following on from the opening round in Glendale, Colorado, last month.

 

WILLIAMS: WE’RE CONFIDENT

Australiam women’s captain Sharni Williams said: “We have come in with some pretty high spirits. Off the back of Colorado, we needed to look at ourselves in the mirror and think about what we need to improve on and achieve at this tournament.

 

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