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Fiji 7s Rugby: Argentina Next

Captain Paula Dranisinukula presented a special gift to his New Zealand counterpart Scott Curry as a show of respect for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy.
07 Apr 2019 11:39
Fiji 7s Rugby: Argentina Next
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Paula Dranisinukula charges ahead as he is tackled by New Zealand 7s forward Sam Dickson in their clash at the Honk Kong Stadium on April 6, 2019. Photo: Kitione Rokomanu/ZoomFiji

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team are playing Argentina in today’s Hong Kong 7s Cup quarterfinals at 3.20pm.

This was after the Gareth Baber- coached side beat New Zealand 24-5 to top Pool C last night.

Before the match, captain Paula Dranisinukula presented a special gift to his New Zealand counterpart Scott Curry as a show of respect for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy.

Fiji started strongly with tries to Aminiasi Tuimaba, Vilimoni Botitu and Livai Ikanikoda who also converted two tries for a 19-0 lead at halftime.

It was a stop and start affair in the second half due to handling errors before Fiji extended their lead to 24-0 with a try from Apenisa Cakaubalavu. Joe Ravouvou scored New Zealand’s consolation try.

Today’s Cup quarterfinals:

2.58pm South Africa v USA, 3.20pm Fiji v Argentina, 3.42pm England v Samoa, 4.07pm France v New Zealand.

This means, barring upsets in the quarterfinals, Fiji will meet South Africa or the USA in the semi- finals (7.41pm)

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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