30 September, 2020, 3:51 pm Central - 24°C Rain

Fiji Men's 7s team come out victorious against USA 28-14 in opening Cape Town 7s match

Fiji Men's 7s team come out victorious against USA 28-14 in opening Cape Town 7s match

By Violet Matakibau/Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 14/12/2019

The Fiji Airways Men's National 7s team started their defence of the Cape Town 7s with a 28-14 win over USA in their opening match this morning.

Aminiasi Tuimaba scored twice while Vilimoni Botitu and Alasio Naduva scored a try each.

Fiji led 14-0 in the first half.

Discipline remains an issue as Fiji was once reduced to five players when Botitu and Captain, Paula Dranisinukula were yellow carded for challenging the player in mid-air and a high tackle  respectively.

In other matches, South Africa thrashed Japan 49-0, New Zealand beat Wales 43-7, Argentina beat Canada 33-21, Scotland upset England 26-24, France thumped Spain 40-7, Kenya beat Samoa 24-19 and Ireland defeated Australia 26-21.

The Fiji Men’s 7s Team will now face South Africa at 12.51am tomorrow  before meeting Japan in their final pool match at 6.35am tomorrow.

The Cup quarterfinal is scheduled for 10.18pm tomorrow, semifinals start at 1.39am Monday and the final will start at 5.56am Monday.


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