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Fiji bundled out of Sydney 7s

February 3, 2019 5:47 pm
New Zealand's Trael Joass helps Fiji's Jerry Tuwai to get up [Source: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s side went down to New Zealand 36-14 in the Cup semi-final in Sydney.

The All Blacks 7s side made a firing start and led 19-7 at half time.

Fiji’s only try in the first half came from Jerry Tuwai.


Jerry Tuwai cuts through the New Zealand defense to score Fiji’s try [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

The national team was cut down to six men after robust forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi was shown the red card for a dangerous tackle on Scott Gregory.


Kurt Baker fends off the Fiji defense [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

Fiji’s misery continued in the second spell as Meli Derenalagi was shown yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

The match got more intense as Kurt Baker was sin binned for a late tackle on Terio Tamani.


Kurt Baker of NZ celebrates a try against Fiji [Source: World Rugby 7s]

Fiji will now play in the Bronze final against England at 9.29pm.

New Zealand will face USA in the Cup final at 9.56pm.

USA defeated England 14-7 in the second semifinal.

MATCHTIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2STAGE
M2511:38AMJapan31 - 19TongaCTQF
M2612:00PMWales19 - 14KenyaCTQF
M2712:22PMArgentina36 - 12SamoaCTQF
M2812:44PMCanada35 - 21ScotlandCTQF
M2913:16PMFiji22 - 17AustraliaCup QF 1
M3013:38PMNew Zealand28 - 5FranceCup QF 2
M3114:00PMSouth Africa5 - 26EnglandCup QF 3
M3214:22PMUSA38 - 10SpainCup QF 4
M3315:04PMTonga20 - 17Kenya13th Place SF
M3415:26PMSamoa26 - 12Scotland13th Place SF
M3515:48PMJapan19 - 17WalesCTSF
M3616:10PMArgentina24 - 19CanadaCTSF
M3716:32PMAustralia17 - 14France5th Place SF
M3816:54PMSouth Africa33 - 0Spain5th Place SF
M3917:16PMFiji14 - 36New ZealandCup SF
M4017:38PMEngland7 - 14USACup SF
M4120:08PMTonga5 - 25Samoa13th Place Final
M4220:30PMJapan7 - 10ArgentinaCT Final
M4321:07PMAustralia10 - 12South Africa5th Place Playoff
M4421:29PMFiji17 - 19EnglandBronze Final
M4521:56PMNew Zealand21 - 5USACup Final