24th September 05:27 AM
Fiji loses to NZ 17-22 in cup semifinals of Rugby World 7s
By Save Waqa
Monday 23/07/2018
Fiji 7s team

The New Zealand Sevens side has edged the Fiji Airways Men's National 7s team 22-17 in the cup semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Fiji born Joe Ravouvou scored two tries for New Zealand.

New Zealand scored the first try in the second minute of the first half when Ravouvou scored in the corner.

Semi Radradra scored Fiji’s first try in the 4th minute of the first half after he broke through the New Zealand defence.

Dylan Collier scored New Zealand’s second try in the first half before Amenoni Nasilasila scored for Fiji as we took a 12-10 lead at half-time.

Regan Ware and Ravouvou scored a try each in the second half as New Zealand put the game beyond Fiji.

Alasio Naduva scored a consolation try for Fiji.

Meanwhile England defeated South Africa 29-7 in the first cup semifinal.

Fiji will now play South Africa in the bronze final at 12:24pm.

New Zealand will meet England in the final of the Rugby World Cup Sevens at 12:53pm.


Fiji vs New Zealand Match Report

1st Half – Kick off from Fiji to NZ

NZ coming in physical in the first few mins of the game.

2’ – Try to Joe Ravouvou in the corner outpacing Josua Tuisova.

Fiji 0-5 NZ

4’ - Semi Radradra overpowers Kurt Baker and scores.

 Fiji 7-5 NZ

NZ using the width of the field to stretch Fiji’s defence and scores

Fiji 7-10 NZ

Quick tap and run from Nasilasila after a penalty gives him the try before the halftime hooter.

Fiji 12-10 NZ  - conversion missed

Halftime score: Fiji 12-10 NZ

NZ kick off for 2nd half

Nasilasila making a break after an offload from Tuisova.

Regan Ware of NZ outpaces the Fijian defence and scores

Fiji 12-15 NZ

Joe Ravouvou scores in the 4’ of the second half

Fiji 12-22 NZ

Naduva scores the final try and Fiji loses 17-22.

FULL TIME : Fiji 17-22 NZ

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