Australia takes Fiji out

January 22, 2023 4:01 pm

A slow start cost the Fiji 7s as they were edged by Australia 26-19 in the fifth-place quarter-final at the Hamilton 7s this afternoon.

Australia ran in four tries to three as Fiji tried its best to keep up with the pace.

The half-time score was 12-7 as Australia’s Dietrich Roache and Nathan Lawson and Fiji’s Iowane Teba scored a try each.

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Australia ran in two consecutive tries from the kick-off in the second spell while Fiji dotted the last two tries which were from Manueli Maisamoa and Jerry Matana.