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Fijiana, NZ Clash All Set For Spain

The Rusila Nagasau- captained side face defending series champions and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medal winners New Zealand in Pool B. Also, in the pool are Unit­ed States of America (USA) and Canada.
06 Dec 2021 13:54
Fijiana, NZ Clash All Set For Spain
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team after reaching their second Cup final of the World Sevens Series in Dubai on December 4, 2021. Kneeling (from left) Lavena Cavuru and Mereani Rogosau. Standing (from left) Aloesi Nakoci, Ana Maria Naimasi, Vasiti Solikoviti, Josua Mataitoga (physio), Sesenieli Donu, Laisana Likuceva, Raijeli Daveua, Reapi Uluinasau, Vani Buleki, Ana Maria Roqica, Rusila Nagasau (captain). Photo: World Rugby

The Fijiana 7s side are in a tough pool of the next round of the HSBC World Sevens Series in Spain from January 21-23.

The Rusila Nagasau- captained side face defending series champions and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medal winners New Zealand in Pool B. Also, in the pool are Unit­ed States of America (USA) and Canada.

The Fijians took New Zealand to the wire during the To­kyo Olympic Games semifinal where they bowed out 22-17.

In Dubai, for the second time the Fijiana side reached their second Cup final only to bow to Australia 15-5 and are now in second place of the HSBC Series points table.

In Pool A, series leaders Australia face Spain, Ireland and Poland. France top Pool C followed by Russia, Brazil and England.

Nakoci shines

Fijiana utility Aloesi Nakoci was placed second during the DHL Impact Player standings.

Nakoci made 13 tackles, 6 breaks, 6 offloads, 18 carries for 61 points while leading the table is Australia captain Char­lotte Caslick with 75- 8 tackles, 6 breaks, 9 offloads and 31 carries.

During the second round of the Dubai tournament, Na­koci was the Fijiana 7s team top try scorer with 6 tries followed by Reapi Uluinasau with 4 while Sesenieli Donu came third with three tries.



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