Fiji claim Oceania 7s title
October 4, 2014 7:43 am
Fiji took out the Oceania 7s title after defeating New Zealand 21-7 in the final.
New Zealand raced to an early lead after Tomasi Cama finished off a spectacular passage of player to dot down the opening try but failed to add the extras.
Fiijan forward Sitiveni Waqa replied soon after following a neat offload in the tackle by Viliame Mata.
Captain Nasoni Roko added the conversions to take a 7-5 lead.
NZ were reduced to 6 men after Cama was sin binned for a late tackle on Jerry Tuwai just before halftime.
Vatemo Ravouvou scored a remarkable individual try in the opening seconds of second spell and Tuwai added the extras for Fiji to inch ahead 14-5.
Niko Verekauta’s first touch of the ball after replacing Sikeli Vuruna resulted in a try to increase Fiji’s tally.
Tuwai added the extras for the final score line of 21-5.
Samoa claimed the 3rd place playoff while New Zealand was crowned Oceania Women’s champions.