Fiji wins gold in Toulouse

May 23, 2022 6:40 am


Three second half tries handed the Fiji team the Toulouse 7s title and a gold medal in France.

The national men’s team defeated Ireland 29-17 in the final this morning.

Fiji with a 14-12 lead at the breather ran riot in the second half with support play, offloads and fancy footwork.

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Nacuqu who was named the Player of the Final was a terror to Ireland dancing around defenders looking for space and at the right moment, took on two players before offloading to Vakurunabili who flew to the try-line at the corner.

It looked easy from then on with two more tries to Elia Canakaivata and Kaminieli Rasaku.

Ireland did have the last say with Jordan Conroy getting his second but it wasn’t quite enough.

Captain Tevita Daugunu scored Fiji’s first try with the second coming from Napolioni Bolaca while Conroy and Terry Kennedy crossed for Ireland in the second half.

Fiji is in fifth place on the overall points table with 87 points.