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Argentina stuns Fiji in Dubai 7s

December 7, 2019 7:15 am
The Fiji 7s team [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

The Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team lost to Argentina 21-24 in their second pool match at the Dubai 7s.

Argentina settled in early and scored a try in the second minute through Rodrigo Etchart as Santiago Mare converted it successfully to lead 7-0.

Fiji struck back with a Aminiasi Tuimaba try two minutes later with a Vilimoni Botitu conversion to level scores 7-all.

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Argentina hit back with a Franco Sabato try in the seventh minute to take Argentina to a 12-7 lead.

Vilimoni Botitu levelled scores a minute later to 12-all and Waisea Nacuqu added two extra points through conversion to take Fiji into the lead for the first time in the match.

Meli Derenalagi increased Fiji’s lead with a try two minutes later with Waisea Nacuqu successfully converting it to take the scores to 21-14.

Argentina shocked the Gareth Baber coached side with two late tries through Santiago Alvarez and Marcon Moroni.

Fiji will now face France at 4:02 tomorrow morning.

MATCHTIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2POOL
FRIDAY06 DECEMBER
M12:06AMSamoa19 - 12CanadaPool C
M22:28AMNew Zealand36 - 7WalesPool C
M52:50AMAustralia43 - 14ScotlandPool B
M43:12AMUSA24 - 19IrelandPool B
M33:40AMFrance12 - 10ArgentinaPool A
M64:02AMFiji24 - 17JapanPool A
M74:32AMEngland36 - 7SpainPool D
M84:54AMSouth Africa17 - 12KenyaPool D
M920:14PMSamoa31 - 12WalesPool C
M1020:36PMNew Zealand31 - 7CanadaPool C
M1120:58PMAustralia45 - 21IrelandPool B
M1221:20PMUSA31 - 21ScotlandPool B
M1321:42PMFrance41 - 5JapanPool A
M1422:04PMFiji21 - 24ArgentinaPool A
M1522:26PMEngland12 - 5KenyaPool D
M1622:48PMSouth Africa35 - 5SpainPool D
SATURDAY07 DECEMBER
M172:06AMCanada31 - 14WalesPool C
M182:28AMNew Zealand40 - 7SamoaPool C
M192:50AMScotland29 - 31IrelandPool B
M203:12AMUSA12 - 24AustraliaPool B
M213:40AMArgentina33 - 7JapanPool A
M224:02AMFiji24 - 14FrancePool A
M234:32AMCanada22 - 19JapanPool D
M244:54AMSouth Africa19 - 14EnglandPool D

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