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And Bolaca was also voted by fans in winning the Cigna Pressure Play Award beating two other shortlisted players for his effort in scoring a try in the Cup final of the Sydney Sevens against South Africa.
23 Sep 2020 10:00
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Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Napolioni Bolaca (left) and Aminiasi Tuimaba (right).

Yasawa natives Napolioni Bolaca and Aminiasi Tuimaba were named yesterday in the HSBC Dream Team during the World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards in Dublin.

And Bolaca was also voted by fans in winning the Cigna Pressure Play Award beating two other shortlisted players for his effort in scoring a try in the Cup final of the Sydney Sevens against South Africa.

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s and Fijiana teams won a total of three awards which was selected by a panel comprising former international 7s players, commentators and fans also had their say.

The Saiasi Fuli-coached side Fijiana 7s team won the award for recording the highest momentum score and being the most improved team on the series.

Women’s HSBC Dream Team: Brittany Benn (Canada),Sharni Williams (Australia), Ruby Tui (NZ), *Stacey Fluhler (NZd), Ghislaine Landry (Canada), Tyla Nathan-Wong (NZ), *Kristi Kirshe (USA);

UL Mark of Excellence:

Men’s winner: Dan Norton (England) of becoming the first sevens player to score 350 tries on the World Sevens Series at the Sydney Sevens; Women’s winner: Tyla Nathan-Wong (NZ) for becoming the first Black Ferns Sevens player – and second overall – to reach 1,000 series points at the Sydney Sevens;

Cigna Pressure Play Award: The Awards panel selected a shortlist of three men’s and three women’s players with sevens fans having the final say in voting for their favourite pressure play moment of the men’s and women’s series;

Men’s winner: Napolioni Bolaca (Fiji): HSBC Sydney Sevens – Cup final try against South Africa

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Women’s winner: Lina Guerin (France): HSBC Sydney Sevens – Semi-final try against New Zealand;

Capgemini Momentum Tracker: Men’s winner: Ireland

Women’s winner: Fiji

Gilbert Top Try Scorer: An award for thetop try scorer on the men’s and women’s series.

Men’s winner: Jordan Conroy (Ireland)

Women’s winner: Stacey Fluhler (NZ)

DHL Impact Player: A stats-based award which statistically analyses individual players’ all round performances measured against four key criteria -offloads, carries, line-breaks and tackles.

Men’s winner: Tavite Veredamu (France)

Women’s winner: Stacey Fluhler (NZ)

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