Fiji secure 7s double
July 10, 2015 7:57 pm
Fiji has won both the men’s and women’s Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games rugby 7s titles last night, beating Australia in the women’s and Samoa in the men’s to secure the double.
The Vodafone Fiji 7s side defeated Samoa, 33-7 while the Telecom Fijiana side upset Australia 12-10.
In the swimming pool, Matelita Buadromo won a silver medal in the women’s 200 meters individual medley while the women’s 4×200 meters freestyle team also won silver.
Rugby league 9s makes its return to the Pacific Games today after an eight-year hiatus while volleyball will also see its first day of action at the games today.
Six teams will play a round-robin format, with Fiji meeting Samoa in the opening match at 2pm.
Fiji’s next match is against the Cook Islands at 4pm and the Solomon Islands at 7pm and Tonga at 8.30pm.
There are 10 other sports happening today including the final day for three: va’a (2 gold medals), sailing (6 gold medals) and shooting (1 gold medal).
The Fiji women’s cricket side lost to tournament favorites, Vanuatu by 5 wickets yesterday and will now face Samoa in the bronze medal playoff at 2pm today.
In volleyball, Fiji men meet Nauru at 1pm, while at the same time; the women meet the Solomon Islands.
The Fiji men’s and women’s basketball sides feature in the semi-finals today.
Looking at the medal tally, Fiji remains in 5th position with 11 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze.
Meanwhile, the Vodafone Fiji Under 23 football side will face New Zealand in the Olympic qualifying final tomorrow.
The Kiwis defeated Vanuatu 2-0 last night to setup a showdown with the national side, which defeated hosts, PNG 3-1.
The Pacific Games football competition will resume next Wednesday.
On the medal tally, Team Fiji remains in fifth position with 11 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze medals.
PNG maintains its lead with 35 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze while Tahiti has amassed 19 gold,16 silver and 13 bronze.
New Caledonia sits in third spot with 18 gold, 18 silver and 15 bronze while Samoa has 17 gold, 17 silver and 1 bronze.