Tamani seals win in sudden death

January 27, 2024 7:44 am

The Fiji Airways 7’s men’s side defeated France 26-21 in a pulsating pool match last night in the Perth 7s.

The match went into extra time as the Ben Gollings-coached side came from a 14- point deficit to upstage the French.

Fiji trailed France 21-7 at halftime courtesy of a Ponipate Loganimasi try in the third minute.

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The national side managed to bounce back in the second half as Loganimasi scored a double before Kaminieli Rasaku added another try to level the scores at 21-all at the stroke of full-time, forcing the match into extra time.

Halfback Teri Tamani was the toast of the national side as he scored the winning try on the back of a break initiated by Joseva Talacolo with debutant Ropate Rere heavily involved.

The side earlier beat Samoa 14-7 in its opening pool match and will face New Zealand at 5:25pm today.

Meanwhile the Fijiana side also remains unbeaten in the women’s division after bagging its second win, defeating Spain by 31-0 in pool play last night.

Reapi Ulunisau scored a double as the side continued its dominant performance following a 40-15 win over Brazil in its opening game.

The Fijiana will face France in its last pool match at 2:22pm.