Fiji extends winning streak in pool stages
December 12, 2015 11:04 pm
The Vodafone Fiji 7s side has extended its unbeaten streak in the pool stages of the HSBC World Sevens Series to 33 games.
National coach Ben Ryan was pleased with the team’s performance in the pool stages of the Cape Town 7s in South Africa and says it will carry a lot of weight heading into the play-off s from tonight.
“It’s been a pretty good day actually. We didn’t start brilliantly; we’ve had three good wins but the atmosphere in the changing before the last pool game was spot on; it’s the sort of momentum that we want into Day 2. You don’t win tournaments in Day 1 but you do carry some momentum and that’s 33 group games that we’ve won, so there’s some really good consistency that’s coming through.”
Fiji last lost a pool match in the London 7s in 2013 to Australia by 24-12.
The national side will face France in the first Cup quarter-final of the Cape Town 7s at 11:04pm today.
In other quarter-final matches, New Zealand will meet Argentina, USA will face Kenya and Australia will take on South Africa.
If Fiji wins its quarter-final match, the side will face the winner from the match between Australia and South Africa in the Cup semi-final.
The Cup semi-finals start at 3:34am tomorrow and the Cup final will kick-off at 6:30am.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV and catch live commentaries of Fiji’s matches on Radio Fiji One and BULA FM.