17th December 05:50 AM
Fiji beats Australia, will face Scotland in Dubai 7s Cup quarters while Nacuqu ruled out
By Nitesh Raniga
Saturday 02/12/2017
Injured Waisea Nacuqu will be replaced by Amenoni Nasilasila

Amenoni Nasilasila has been called up to replace Waisea Nacuqu in the Fiji Airways Men’s 7's team.

Nacuqu has been ruled out of the tournament as he got injured against Wales.

The Fiji Airways Men's 7's team will face Scotland in the Cup quarterfinal of the Dubai 7s tonight.

The Jerry Tuwai captained side scored in the final seconds to beat Australia 26‑19 in their final pool match this morning.

Both teams were locked at 19‑all when John Stewart scored the winner.

Fiji was trailing 19‑14 before John Stewart levelled scores 19‑19.

Fiji led 14‑12 at the breather with a Jerry Tuwai and Apenisa Cakaubalavu tries.

In Fiji’s earlier pool matches, they thrashed Russia 50‑7 and beat Wales 21‑7.

 

In other pool matches this morning, England beat Scotland 29-0, South Africa defeated Canada 28-0, New Zealand beat USA 17-12 while Samoa beat Argentina 22-12.

The Cup quarterfinals will kick‑off at 8 tonight with South Africa facing Samoa at 8pm, Fiji will play Scotland at 8.22pm, New Zealand is up against Kenya at 8.44pm and England will face Australia at 9.06pm.

The Cup semi‑finals will kick off at 1.19am tomorrow with final to take place at 4.33am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Women's 7s team finished at 11th place in the Dubai 7s after beating Japan 17‑15.

Australia clinched the Women’s title after beating USA 34‑0 in the final.

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