15th November 07:54 AM
Only winners of the men's and women's competition in the Oceania 7s gain direct qualification for Tokyo Olympics
By Shanil Singh
Friday 08/11/2019
Fiji 7s Team and the Fijiana

Only the winners of the men's and women's competition in the Oceania Sevens will gain direct qualification for the Tokyo Olympics next year.

The second and third-placed teams from each section will then compete in the World Rugby Global Repechage Competition in June 2020 which is the final opportunity for Olympic qualification.

Fiji Airways Fijiana Coach Saiasi Fuli says qualification for the Olympics for the first time is their only aim from the tournament and they will treat every game as a final.

The Fijiana have now won two games in the Oceania Sevens after thrashing Solomon Islands 75-0 in their second pool match.

The side started their tournament with a comprehensive 48-0 win over Vanuatu yesterday.

In other results in the women's category, Samoa beat Tonga 43-0, Papua New Guinea beat Cook Islands 19-12, Australia defeated New Zealand 17-5 while Japan beat Canada 12-5.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men's National Side who have already booked their place for the Tokyo Olympics will take on New Caledonia at 3.02pm today before taking on New Zealand in their last pool match at 7.26 tonight.

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