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Fiji Beat Ireland In Toulouse 7s final

"Teamwork in defence and attack was what this victory was built on." "We kept the ball well and stuck to our game plan,” Daugunu said after the final. Nacuqu picked up the Player of the Tournament trophy.
23 May 2022 11:15
Fiji Beat Ireland In Toulouse 7s final
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s men’s and the New Zealand women’s players celebrate after winning their respective categories in the France Sevens tournament in Toulouse on May 22, 2022. Photo: World Rugby

Olympic champions Fiji ran in five tries against Ireland to win the Toulouse leg of the World Rugby Sevens series 29-17 in France on Sunday (Monday morning Fiji time).

The writing looked like it might have been on the wall for Ireland when Fijis captain Tevita Daugunu went over for a first-minute try converted by Napolioni Bolaca.

But the Irish hit back with quick-fire tries from Jordan Conroy and Terry Kennedy, Mark Roche bagging one conversion.

 

Fiji made it 14-12 at half-time, however, as Bolaca notched up his sides second five-pointer, Waisea Nacuqu converting.

Josua Vakurunabili, Elia Canakaivata and Kaminieli Rasaku crossed for a hat-trick of tries in quick succession.

Conroy bagged a late second try, but that was small consolation in the face of a consummate Fijian performance.

 

“Teamwork in defence and attack was what this victory was built on.”

“We kept the ball well and stuck to our game plan,” Daugunu said after the final.

Nacuqu picked up the Player of the Tournament trophy.

 

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