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Luckless Fijiana 7s Bow Out

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team missed out on a Cup quarterfinal spot after they were beaten by Ireland 24-19 at the Spotless Stadium in Syd­ney, Australia last night. The
02 Feb 2019 10:20
Luckless Fijiana 7s Bow Out
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s utility back Luisa Tisolo in full cry against Russia during the pool games of the Sydney 7s at the Spotless Stadium in Australia on February 1, 2019. Fijiana won 21-12 but lost to Canada and Ireland. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team missed out on a Cup quarterfinal spot after they were beaten by Ireland 24-19 at the Spotless Stadium in Syd­ney, Australia last night.

The Fijiana side opened their campaign with a 36-12 loss to Can­ada but bounced back to edge out Russia 21-12.

The Saiasi Fuli-coached side lacked fitness, poor defence and indiscipline play led to their downfall. Replacement winger Raijeli Daveua copped a red card for a dangerous high tackle against Ireland.

In an earlier interview Fuli indi­cated that they were aiming for a top eight finish.

RESULTS

Russia 7-7 Ireland, Canada 36-12, England 14-27 France, NZ 38-5 PNG, USA 26-10 China, Australia 19-0 Spain, Russia 12-21 Fiji, Can­ada 14-15 Ireland, England 36-5 PNG, NZ 31-7 France, USA 14-21 Spain, Australia 24-7 China, Ire­land 24-19 Fiji, Canada 7-12 Rus­sia, France 53-0 PNG, NZ 29-0 Eng­land, Australia 7-19 USA

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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