Fiji to face Ireland in Toulouse final

May 23, 2022 12:55 am

[Source: World Rugby]

The Fiji 7s team is through to the Toulouse 7s final after defeating Samoa 28-7 in the semi-final.

They will face Ireland in the final at 4.26am.

Tevita Daugunu put the national men’s side on the lead after three minutes of play passed.

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Samoa had the perfect opportunity to score with Vaa Apelu Maliko racing away but Josua Vakurunabili chased the Samoan down and pushed him out of touch at the try zone.

From deep within their territory, Fiji tossed the ball around and Filipo Bukayaro with some nice footwork sliced through the defense and sprinted to the try-line.

Fiji led 14-0 at the halftime mark.

Samoa had been knocking on the door for a try for quite a while and through some connecting passes and patient play, Owen Fetu ran in for their first try.

Ben Gollings fielded Semi Kunatani, Vuiviawa Naduvalo and Manueli Maisamoa with three minutes left to play.

Kunatani made his presence felt with  hard hits and turned the ball over timely for Naduvalo to run away with a try.

Naduvalo got his second minutes later to secure Fiji’s place in the final.