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Fiji remains unbeaten throughout its pool matches

December 9, 2018 5:32 am
Fiji 7s captain Kalione Nasoko on attack for Fiji against England at the Cape Town 7s [Source: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team maintained its unbeaten run after winning all its three pool matches in Cape Town.

The side claimed a 21-19 narrow win over England this morning.

Meli Derenalagi and Aminiasi Tuimaba scored a try each where they took the lead 14-7 at the breather.

Vilimoni Botitu was awarded a yellow card for a considered knock on which allows the Englishmen to score their opening try.

Former captain Jerry Tuwai then sealed the win with a try in the first 18 minute of the second spell.

Two tries from England in the second half was not enough as Fiji kept their composure to claim the win.

Fiji 7s captain Kalione Nasoko says it was a hard fought victory.

“England was a very good side with the way they play but I give the credit to my team mates for holding on until the last whistle we played as a team and managed to come out victorious.”

“England wing Dan Norton says Fiji played well and they will try and regroup before tomorrow’s match.”

“Yeah Fiji was strong in their defence and now we finished day one and we’re looking forward for tomorrow’s match and hopefully we will improve on tonight’s match against Fiji.”

Looking at other matches, , Canada defeated Wales 28-7, Australia beat Scotland 26-14, France won 19-12 against Kenya.

The Cup quarter-final begins at 11.04pm today, semi-final will be held at 3.56am tomorrow and the final is scheduled for 6.44am.

You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.