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Fiji beats South Africa 12-5 in the 9th Place Play-Off

Fiji beats South Africa 12-5 in the 9th Place Play-Off

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 27/01/2020

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team finished in 9th position at the Hamilton 7s tournament after defeating rivals South Africa 12-5 in their 9th place play-offs.

Fiji’s defence and attack was tested in the first half of the match and they could not cross over the white mark.

South Africa led Fiji 5-0 at the break.

Fiji rallied back in the second half and their first try came from impact player, Kavekini Tabu.

Napolioni Bolaca sealed the win for Fiji as he scored Fiji’s second try with just few seconds left to go in the final minutes of the second half.

Winning the 9th place play-offs, Fiji has collected another 8 points to add to their HSBC World Rugby 7s Series points.

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Fiji 

12-5

South Africa

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'1 Angelo Davidsb scores the first try
     
     
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Kavekini Tabu

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Napolioni Bolaca '15  
Livai Ikanikoda successful conversions    
     
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