22nd February 07:53 PM
Fiji beats Samoa 19-12 in their first game of Hamilton 7s
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 25/01/2020

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.

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

Fiji 

19 vs 12

Samoa

  TIME  

 

'1 Samoa first try
Jerry Tuwai scores for Fiji '2  
Filimoni Botitu scores second try for Fiji '5  
     
HALFTIME

 

'5 Perez scores for Samoa
    Samoa yellow card
Tuimaba scores a try in the second half '8  
     
     
19 FULLTIME 12
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