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Toulouse Win For All Fijians, Says Fiji 7s Captain Tevita Daugunu

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s men’s team dedicated their France Sevens tournament win all Fijians around the globe. “To all the Fijians around the globe, this win is for you,” said captain, Tevita Daugunu. “Teamwork in defence and attack was what this victory was built on." "We kept the ball well and stuck to our game plan.”
24 May 2022 10:00
Toulouse Win For All Fijians, Says Fiji 7s Captain Tevita Daugunu
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

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s men’s team dedicated their France Sevens tournament win all Fijians around the globe.

“To all the Fijians around the globe, this win is for you,” said captain, Tevita Daugunu.

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

“We kept the ball well and stuck to our game plan.”

 

Key playmaker, Waisea Nacuqu, was named the HSBC player of the final.

The Fijians proved too strong for Ireland winning 2917 in the Cup final.

“Ireland played well, but we worked hard,” Nacuqu said.

 

Fiji got off to a flying start when they scored a try after 40 seconds via Dagunu and Napolioni Bolaca converted to put them 7-0 ahead.

Ireland showed great character and levelled the score at 77 when Terry Kennedy set-up Jordan Conroy for a try and Mark Roche converted.

Kennedy then showed excellent awareness to score his side’s second try and, although it was not converted, they were up 127.

 

However, Bolaca’s try, converted by Waisea Nacuqu, made it 1412 to Fiji at halftime.

Two minutes into the second half Josua Vakurunabili scored Fiji’s third try and when Elia Canakaivata added their fourth they were 24-12 up with four minutes left.

Kaminieli Rasaku’s try made it a 17 point lead before a late Conroy try for Ireland finished things off 2917.

 

In the Cup semifinal, Fiji beat Samoa 287.

Josua Vakurinabili, Kaminieli Rasaku and Nacuqu are shortlisted for the France Sevens Dream Team.

 

Meanwhile, in the women’s competition, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side won the bronze medal after beating Ireland 2610 while New Zealand won the gold medal beating Australia 2114 in the Cup final.

This weekend is the London 7s.

London pool Fiji are in Pool A with USA, Spain and Wales.
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