21st August 03:54 AM
Fiji to take on Ireland in the 4th quarterfinal of the London 7s
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Sunday 26/05/2019
Mocenacagi shakes hands with a Samoan player after Fiji defeated them in the third Pool B match of the London Sevens [Photo: World Rugby Sevens/Twitter]

The Fiji Airway Men’s National 7s team will now play Ireland in the fourth quarterfinal of the London 7s at 11.04 tonight.

Fiji topped Pool B after winning all their pool games.

They defeated Samoa 26‑17 in their last pool match.

Josua Vakurunabili scored the first try and soon after Samoa’s Joe Perez replied with a try of his own.

Samoa scored another try just before halftime where Jerry Tuwai was also given a yellow card in the process due to a high tackle.

Samoa led 12‑7 at halftime.

Fiji made a strong come back in the second half where they scored their other tries through Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Asaeli Tuivoka and Waisea Nacuqu.

They earlier beat Kenya 24‑17 in their first pool match, and defeated France 31‑10 in their second pool match.

Meanwhile, Fiji and USA have also received their automatic qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games after guaranteeing a top four finish in the series.

In other quarterfinals, South Africa will take on Australia,

New Zealand will face France in the second quarterfinal while USA will take on Canada in the third quarter final.

The quarterfinals will start at 9.58 tonight, Cup semifinals will start at 1.48am tomorrow and the Cup final will be played at 4.57am also tomorrow. 

Total - Hong Kong 7s

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