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Fiji loses to South Africa in Vancouver 7s Cup semifinal

March 11, 2019 10:35 am

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s side has bowed out of the cup semifinal after losing to South Africa 12-31 in the Vancouver tournament.

Fijian-flyer Aminiasi Tuimaba scored the opening try of the match to put Fiji into an early 5-0 lead.

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The Blitzboks made a comeback scoring two tries which came from Stedman Gens and Selvyn Davis to put them into a 14-5 lead at the half time mark.

South Africa maintained its dominance in the second spell with a try from Justin Geduld and a double from Muller du Plessis.

Jerry Tuwai added Fiji’s second try of the match in the extra time but it was too late.

In the second semifinal, France upset USA 33-5.

South Africa will now meet France in the cup final at 1.19pm.

Fiji takes on USA in the third and fourth place playoff.

You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.

MATCHTIMETEAM 1SCORETEAM 2POOL
M105:08AMEngland21 - 7ScotlandPool D
M205:30AMArgentina24 - 7JapanPool D
M305:52AMAustralia17 - 14SpainPool C
M406:14AMNew Zealand45 - 7FrancePool C
M506:39AMFiji36 - 12KenyaPool B
M607:01AMSamoa38 - 7CanadaPool B
M807:23AMSouth Africa43 - 0ChilePool A
M807:45AMUSA38 - 14WalesPool A
M908:37AMEngland19 - 7JapanPool D
M1008:59AMArgentina31 - 14ScotlandPool D
M1109:21AMAustralia17 - 21FrancePool C
M1209:43AMNew Zealand24 - 26SpainPool C
M1310:08AMFiji19 - 26CanadaPool B
M1410:30AMSamoa35 - 12KenyaPool B
M1510:52AMSouth Africa19 - 10WalesPool A
M1611:14AMUSA33 - 19ChilePool A
M1712:09AMScotland29 - 7JapanPool D
M1812:31AMArgentina14 - 33EnglandPool D
M1912:53AMSpain10 - 26FrancePool C
M2013:15PMNew Zealand36 - 12AustraliaPool C
M2113:40PMKenya21 - 36CanadaPool B
M2214:02PMSamoa17 - 31FijiPool B
M2314:24PMChile12 - 19WalesPool A
M2414:46AMUSA7 - 19South AfricaPool A
MONDAY MARCH 11
M2504:30AMWales35 - 0JapanCTQF
M2604:52AMAustralia47 - 7KenyaCTQF
M2705:14AMScotland25 - 5ChileCTQF
M2805:36AMCanada33 - 7SpainCTQF
M2906:08AMSouth Africa33 - 12ArgentinaCup QF1
M3006:30AMNew Zealand21 - 22FijiCup QF2
M3106:52AMEngland19 - 21USACup QF3
M3207:14AMSamoa12 - 35FranceCup QF4
M3307:46AMJapan22 - 14Kenya13th Place SF
M3408:08AMChile5 - 26Spain13th Place SF
M3508:30AMWales22 - 33AustraliaCT SF
M3608:52AMScotland14 - 19CanadaCT SF
M3709:24AMArgentina21 - 26New Zealand5th Place SF
M3809:46AMEngland33 - 14Samoa5th Place SF
M3910:08AMSouth Africa31 - 12FijiCup SF
M4010:30AMUSA5 - 33FranceCup SF
M4111:12AMJapan10 - 15Spain13th Place Play-off
M4211:37AMAustralia35 - 21CanadaCT Final
M4312:07AMNew Zealand26 - 19England5th Place Play-off
M4412:52PMFiji24 - 14USABronze Final
M4513:19PMSouth Africa21 - 12FranceCup Final

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