17th December 04:08 AM
Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team received 3 yellow cards during the Dubai 7s
By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 05/12/2017

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team received 3 yellow cards during the Dubai 7s.

That is the joint highest number of yellow cards for the top four teams as the All Blacks 7s also received three yellow cards during the tournament.

South Africa and England received a yellow card each in the tournament.

Defence remains an issue as the Fiji 7s team also missed on average 7 tackles per match in the Dubai 7s which is again the highest amongst the top four teams in the series.

Series leaders South Africa missed 6 tackles per match, New Zealand missed 4 tackles while England missed 4 tackles on average per match.

Meanwhile, Fiji is pooled with Samoa, Canada and Wales for the South Africa 7s.

Fiji will play Wales at 10.37pm Saturday, they will then meet Canada at 1.58am Sunday before taking on Samoa at 5.19am Sunday.

The quarterfinals will start at 12.04am next Monday, semifinals at 4.34am next Monday while the final will be held at 7.44am next Monday.

Looking at the HSBC World Rugby 7s Series points table, South Africa is leading with 22 points, New Zealand is in second place with 19 points, England is in third place with 17 points while Fiji is in fourth place with 15 points.

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