SPORTS

Fijiana 7s Improve, 5th Place After Sydney Sevens

Captain Tokasa Seniyasi said they came into the tournament trying to improve their standing.
03 Feb 2020 11:47
Fijiana 7s Improve, 5th Place After Sydney Sevens
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s halfback and captain Tokasa Seniyasi scores a try against Brazil in their final pool game of the Sydney Sevens at Bankwest Stadium in Parrmatta, Australia on February 2, 2020. Photos: World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team finished fifth in the Sydney Sevens after they beat England 17-5 in the playoffs yesterday.

Captain Tokasa Seniyasi said they came into the tournament trying to improve their standing.

The Fijians took a 12 -0 lead at halftime with tries from Lavenia Tinai and Luisa Tisolo who also added the extras.

In the second half Seniyasi showed her brilliance from a scrum at the halfway mark, she took to the blindside, and ran untouched to score in the corner. Beth Wilcock scored a consolation try for England.

Earlier on, the Fijians ended their pool play with a 31-0 drubbing of Brazil.

Olympian and veteran hooker Ana Maria Roqica said they came out firing as they aimed for a Cup semi-final berth.

“But I’m happy that the girls played well as they also wanted a win to celebrate my birthday as well,” she said.

Roqica turned 32 yesterday.

The Fijiana tries were scored by Tisolo, Seniyasi, Aloesi Nakoci while winger Ana Maria Naimasi scored twice.

RESULTS

Fijiana 31-0 Brazil, Canada 21-7 USA, Russia 14-12 Japan, NZ 26-12 England, Spain 24-5 Ireland, France 10-14 Australia, 11th Place playoff; Brazil 7-20 Ireland, 9th Place playoff; Spain 17-33 Japan, 7th Place playoff; USA 15-19 Russia, 5th Place playoff; England 5-17 Fijiana, Cup semifinals; Canada 34-0 Australia, NZ 24-7 France.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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