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Raturaciri seals the win for Fiji against Australia

November 27, 2021 7:00 am
Iowane Raturaciri scored the winning try for Fiji against AUstralia [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

The Fiji 7s team has qualified to the Cup quarter-finals of the Dubai 7s after coming from behind to beat Australia 17-12.

It was Iowane Raturaciri who scored the winner for Fiji in the final seconds.

The Josua Vakurunabili captained side was trailing 12-10 until the final seconds before Raturaciri’s blistering speed that led Fiji to top its pool.

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Iowane Teba gave Fiji an early lead but Josh Turner took the scores to 7-5 in Australia’s favor at half-time.

Australia kicked-off the second half strongly with Ben Dowling extending their lead to 12-5 before Teba getting his second to close the margin to 10-12.

Raturaciri then sealed the win for Fiji to make it 17-12.


Iowane Raturaciri on his way to score the winner against Australia [Source: Fiji Rugby]

Veteran player Waisea Nacuqu says the pool matches were not easy with tough competition but the focus will now be on the final day.

“Three tough games but one for the boys for giving the effort today, we will go and recover tonight and we will come back tomorrow for the quarter-final”

Fiji will now face Kenya in the fourth quarter-final today at 7:34pm.

In other Cup quarter-final matches, Argentina will face Ireland, South Africa will meet Australia while USA will face Great Britain.

You can watch the Dubai 7s live on FBC TV.

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