Brave Fijiana fall short against USA

February 24, 2024 8:37 am

[ Source : Fiji Rugby / Facebook]

Despite a brave effort by the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s they fell short 21-17 to USA in their first Vancouver 7s match.

Reapi Uluinasau struck first with a try after Raijieli Daveua committed two defenders before releasing the Nadroga lass.

Despite a reply between the sticks by USA, Daveua responded when she got the ball from the kick off and sprinted away to score.

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Fiji was reduced to six players when Ilisapeci Delaiwau copped a yellow card for a dangerous tackle with USA taking advantage to score their second converted try.

USA was in front 14-12 at halftime.

Delaiwau returned with a bang as she went through two defenders to score and put Fiji back in front 17-14.

However, a Fijiana lineout mistake resulted in another try for the Americans which also made the difference.

The Fijiana meet Australia next at 12:46 pm today their final group game is at 6:15 am tomorrow against Japan.

Meanwhile, the Fiji 7s takes on Spain in their first pool match at 11.20am today then Canada at 4:24pm before facing Argentina at 10:33am tomorrow.

You can watch all the Fiji and Fijiana 7s pool games on FBC TV.