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Fijiana 7s team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning Oceania Olympic Qualifiers

Fijiana 7s team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning Oceania Olympic Qualifiers

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 09/11/2019
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in Japan after winning the Oceania Olympic Qualifiers

The Fijiana 7s team has automatically qualified to next year's Olympic Games in Japan after defeating Papua New Guinea 36-0 in the final of the Women's Olympic Qualifier this afternoon.

Fiji proved too strong for their opponent as they ran away with six unanswered tries from 2 tries Tokasa Seniyasi, Ana Naimasi, Viniana Riwai, Luisa Tisolo, Vasiti Solikoviti.

Raijeli Daveua was also given a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

Fijiana Coach, Saiasi Fuli says their 6 weeks preparation has paid off and their are happy that they have reached their aim for this tournament.

Fuli says their preparation now turns to the Dubai and Cape Town 7s where the competition will be much higher than this.

He says that his players have done the country proud and it will be an achievement that he will cherish as a coach.

Fiji will now face Australia at 7.19 tonight in the finals of the Oceania Women's 7s Cup.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Men's 7s Team has won the Oceania Men International 7s defeating Japan 33-0.

Fiji's tries came from Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Simione Kuruvoli and Napolioni Ratu while Waisea Nacqu scored twice.

The Fiji Men's team will face Samoa or Australia in the final of the Oceania Men's 7s Cup at 7.50 tonight.

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