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Fiji beats France but bundles out of Dubai 7s

December 7, 2019 7:18 am

The Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team could not make it through to the Dubai 7s cup quarterfinals despite beating France 24-14 in its final pool match.

The Gareth Baber coached side had to beat France by a margin of 18 points but they only managed to beat France with a margin of ten points.

Fiji will now face Canada at 1.06 tomorrow morning for the 9th place play-off.

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France has topped this pool while Argentina has qualified as runners-up.

Fiji had to come from 0-14 down to get the win.

France led 14-0 in first four minutes of the match with tries from Marvin O’Connor and Terry Bouhraoua.

Waisea Nacuqu put Fiji into the scoresheet just before halftime for a 7-14 scoreline at the breather.

Fiji came back strongly after the breather and struck immediately with a Aminiasi Tuimaba try.

The Paula Dranisinukula led side scored two tries to Jerry Tuwai and Alasio Naduva.

France has qualified as winners from Pool A and will face England in the first cup quarterfinals at  8:14pm tonight.

In other cup quarterfinal matches tonight, New Zealand will take on USA at 8:36pm, South Africa will face Argentina at 8:58pm and Australia will face Samoa at 9:20pm.

MATCHTIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2STAGE
Saturday07th December
M2520:14PMFrance12 - 19EnglandCup QF 1
M2620:36PMNew Zealand26 - 5USACup QF 2
M2720:58PMSouth Africa12 - 5ArgentinaCup QF 3
M2821:20PMAustralia14 - 19SamoaCup QF 4
M2922:30PMWales38 - 12Japan15th Place Playoff
M3022:52PMKenya26 - 14Scotland13th Place Playoff
Sunday08th December
M3112:00AMEngland 12 - 19New ZealandCup SF
M3212:22AMSouth Africa38 - 7SamoaCup SF
M3312:44AMIreland14 - 19Spain11th Place Playoff
M3401:06AMFiji40 - 17Canada9th Place Playoff
M3503:00AMEngland 19 -17SamoaBronze Final
M3604:02AMNew Zealand0 - 15South AfricaCup Final

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