The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s survived a late scare as they held on to beat Samoa 19-12 in their first pool match of the Hamilton 7s.
Jerry Tuwai, Vilimoni Botitu and Aminiasi Tuimaba scored a try each for Fiji.
Fiji led Samoa 12-7 at the break.
Tuwai’s try has made him the all-time try scorer for Fiji with 126 tries surpassing former Fiji 7s player Nasoni Roko who sits at 125 tries.
World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) January 25, 2020
and now @fijirugby's all time top try scorer.
A brilliant moment for the legendary @JerryTuwai as he touches down his 126th try for Fiji.#ImpactMoment #DHLRugby pic.twitter.com/AMwXtfnf0J
In another match in pool D, Australia defeated Argentina 38-7.
Meanwhile, Fiji’s second match is against Australia at 6.35 pm today and they’ll play Argentina at 11.57 am tomorrow.
The semi-final will start at 3.20pm tomorrow while the final will start at 7.56pm tomorrow.
|PLAY BY PLAY|
19 vs 12
|'1||Samoa first try|
|Jerry Tuwai scores for Fiji||'2|
|Filimoni Botitu scores second try for Fiji||'5|
|'5||Perez scores for Samoa|
|Samoa yellow card|
|Tuimaba scores a try in the second half||'8|
|19 FULLTIME 12|