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All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles

All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles

By fijivillage
Thursday 02/02/2023
Photo:World Rugby

Serious questions are being asked after yet another dismal performance by the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team in the HSBC World 7s Series. The All Blacks men’s 7s team put a dominant display of 7s rugby, thrashing South Africa 38–0 in the cup final, while the All Blacks women’s team belted France with a 35–0 thrashing as well.


Fiji demolishes France 29-5 to take home bronze in Sydney

By Alifereti Sakiasi
Sunday 29/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team put on a much improved performance beating France 29–5 in the bronze final of the Sydney 7s.

Thomas Carol of France scored the opening try, however speedster Iowane Teba responded for Fiji scoring a double in 2 minutes. Viwa Naduvalo extended the lead for Fiji just before half time to 17-5.

Manueli Maisamoa displayed his strength busting through the French defence to score Fiji’s fourth try.

Fresh legs from Alosio Naduva sealed the win for Fiji in the 13th minute.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s finished in 6th place after losing to hosts, Australia 36–12 in the 5th place playoff.




All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles

Fiji men and Fijiana 7s finish in 5th and 6th place
By Alifereti Sakiasi
Sunday 29/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The All Black 7s men and women are champions in Sydney after winning both the men’s and women’s titles.

The All Blacks men’s 7s team put a dominant display of 7s rugby, thrashing South Africa 38–0 in the cup final, while the All Blacks women’s team belted France with a 35–0 thrashing as well.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team finished in 5th place after winning the bronze final against France 29–5.

The Fijiana 7s finished 6th.

In the overall series standings for the men, New Zealand leads with 85 points, South Africa is in second place with 76 points, Samoa and France are third and fourth respectively with 68 points each and Fiji is in 5th place with 67 points.




Serious questions being asked after yet another dismal performance by the Fiji 7s team in Cup competition

By Vijay Narayan, Alifereti Sakiasi
Sunday 29/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

Serious questions are being asked after yet another dismal performance by the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team in the HSBC World 7s Series.

Fiji was bundled out of the cup competition after going down 31-12 to South Africa in the semi final.

We had a subdued performance again on the final day of the tournament while the South Africans came out firing with a clear determination to outsmart the Fijians.

The South Africans were dominant in all aspects of the match with their fast paced play, well executed support play and solid defence.

Fiji, on other hand, had weak defence with a lot of mistackles, lack of support play and lack of cohesion on attack.

The tries for South Africa were scored by Shilton van Wyk, Dalvon Blood and Jaiden Baron.

Iowane Teba scored for Fiji in the 10th minute of play, while Viwa Naduvalo made a last minute try before the final hooter.

In the first semifinal match, New Zealand demonstrated perfect form, thrashing France 36-5.


All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles

Fiji men and Fijiana 7s finish in 5th and 6th place

By Alifereti Sakiasi

Sunday 29/01/2023

[Photo: World Rugby]

The All Black 7s men and women are champions in Sydney after winning both the men’s and women’s titles.

The All Blacks men’s 7s team put a dominant display of 7s rugby, thrashing South Africa 38–0 in the cup final, while the All Blacks women’s team belted France with a 35–0 thrashing as well.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team finished in 5th place after winning the bronze final against France 29–5.

The Fijiana 7s finished 6th.

In the overall series standings for the men, New Zealand leads with 85 points, South Africa is in second place with 76 points, Samoa and France are third and fourth respectively with 68 points each and Fiji is in 5th place with 67 points.


Fiji demolishes France 29-5 to take home bronze in Sydney

By Alifereti Sakiasi

Sunday 29/01/2023

[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team put on a much improved performance beating France 29–5 in the bronze final of the Sydney 7s.

Thomas Carol of France scored the opening try, however speedster Iowane Teba responded for Fiji scoring a double in 2 minutes. Viwa Naduvalo extended the lead for Fiji just before half time to 17-5.

Manueli Maisamoa displayed his strength busting through the French defence to score Fiji’s fourth try.

Fresh legs from Alosio Naduva sealed the win for Fiji in the 13th minute.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s finished in 6th place after losing to hosts, Australia 36–12 in the 5th place playoff.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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South Africa is a tough opponent - Gollings

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 29/01/2023
[Image: File Photo]

Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings says the team is exactly where they want to be and are looking forward to meeting South Africa in the second semi-final in the HSBC Sydney 7s this afternoon.

He says South Africa is a tough opponent as they kept Ireland quiet in their quarter-final clash.

Gollings says their game against France in their last pool match gave them a competitive edge, which they took into that game against Great Britain.

He adds that now it is all about consistency.

Fiji defeated Great Britain 26-14 in the third quarter-finals to set up a semi-final match against South Africa at 5.28 this afternoon.

In another semi-final, New Zealand will take on France at 5.06pm today.

The final will be at 9.26 tonight.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will take on Japan at 12.54pm today in the fifth place semi-final.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Fijiana 7s to face Australia in fifth-place playoff after 40-7 victory over Japan

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 29/01/2023

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s have defeated Japan 35-7 in the fifth-place semi-final of the HSBC Sydney 7s.

Former Gospel High School student, Younis Bese and Lavena Cavuru scored a double, while Ana Maria Naimasi and Talei Wilson scored a try each.

Fijiana will meet Australia at 6.22 tonight in the fifth-place playoff.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side will face South Africa at 5.26 this afternoon in the second cup semi-finals.




Fiji to face South Africa in cup SF after a solid 26-14 win over Great Britain

By Alifereti Sakiasi
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team are continuing their fine performance in the Sydney 7s and have booked a spot in the cup semifinals after a comfortable 26-14 win over Great Britain.

Speedster Viwa Naduvalo opened the try scoring for Fiji in the first half followed by Josua Vakurinabili.

Max McFarland hit back for Great Britain with a converted try, however magic man Waisea Nacuqu quickly capitalized on errors by scoring Fiji’s third try just before half time.

Fiji led 19-7.

Manueli Maisamoa showed pure class in his offloads and combination with Naduvalo, which resulted in him extending the lead to 24 – 7.

Will Homer responded in the 12th minute adding 7 more points to the tally for Great Britain however Fiji managed to hold up a solid defence until the final hooter.

In earlier matches, New Zealand beat Samoa 12-0 and South Africa beat Ireland 26–12.

The semifinals kick off at 5:06pm tomorrow and Fiji will play South Africa in the second cup semifinal at 5:28pm.

The cup final will be played at 9:26pm tomorrow.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Fijiana out of cup contention after going down to Ireland 26-12

By Alifereti Sakiasi
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has been bundled out of the cup competition of the Sydney 7s after going down to a classy Irish side 26-12.

Despite the loss, Younis Bese lifted her performance, scoring a try in the first half and landing a try saving tackle in the second half of the match.

The tries for Ireland were scored by Lucy Mulhall, Eve Higgins and Amee Leigh Crowe who got a double.

In earlier matches, USA beat Great Britain 10-5 and France stunned series defending champions and hosts, Australia.

The Fijiana will now play in the 5th place semifinal tomorrow at 12:54pm.

The women’s cup semifinals kick off at 4:22pm and the cup final will be played at 8:56pm tomorrow.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Fiji 7s beats determined French side 19-12 to book cup QF spot

Batirerega helps seal the win with brilliant last minute try
By Alifereti Sakiasi
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team put on a dominant and scintillating display of rugby beating a determined French side 19-12 in their last pool encounter.

Two tries from Viwa Naduvalo and Waisea Nacuqu in the first half saw Fiji lead France at half time 14-7.

A second try from Jonathan Laugel in the 11th minute saw France closing in, however a brilliant try from debutant Josese Batirerega sealed the win for Fiji.

Fiji will now head into the cup quarterfinals after topping their pool.

In earlier matches, Ireland thrashed USA 26-0, South Africa edged New Zealand 17-14, and Tonga beat Japan 16-12.

The cup quarterfinals start at 8.37 tonight, the cup semi-finals start at 5.06pm tomorrow, and the cup final is at 9.26pm tomorrow.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Fijiana to face Ireland in Cup quarter-finals

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Image: Getty Images]

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side will face Ireland in the third cup quarter-finals of the HSBC Sydney 7s.

The Fijiana side finished in second place in their pool after winning two matches and losing one.

They had lost to Great Britain 17-5 in their opening match, but made a comeback in their second and final pool match, defeating the USA 17-14 and thrashing Canada 34-7.

Coach Saisi Fuli says they will need to recover well and assess what is in front of them as they head into the quarter-finals.

He is also proud of what the new players have brought in.

In the other quarter-finals, Great Britain will meet USA, Australia will face France and New Zealand will play Japan.

The women's cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm today, the cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm tomorrow, and the cup final will kick off at 8.56pm tomorrow.




Sydney 7s: Fijiana through to cup quarters after thrashing Canada 34-7

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 28/01/2023

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side is through to the cup quarter-finals of the HSBC Sydney 7s after thrashing Canada 34-7 in their final pool match.

Reapi Ulunisau got the first points for Fiji in the first 3 minutes of the first half, while Adi Vani Buleki and Ana Maria Naimasi added the extras before half-time to give them a confident 17-0 lead.

Younis Bese and Lavena Cavuru scored in the second half to seal the victory for the girls.

Meanwhile, Fiji had lost to Great Britain 17-5 in their first match but made a comeback in their second match by edging the USA 17-14.

The women's cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm today, the cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm tomorrow, and the cup final will kick off at 8.56pm tomorrow.


Fiji
vs
Canada
3' Reapi Uluinasau makes the first try for Fiji 
5-0

6' Adi vani Buleki pushes through the Canadian defence to make another try
10-0

8' Ana Maria Naimasi makes another try.
17-0


Half Time 

17-0


9' Younis Bese makes her first try of the tournament. 
22-0



11' Alysha Corrigan makes the first try to get point on the board for Canada

12' Reapi Uluinasau makes her second try of the match
27-0

14' Lavena Cavuru doesn't look back and makes the six try of the match 
34-7


Full Time

37-7







Sydney 7s: Strong performance from Buleki after Day 1

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 28/01/2023
Photo:World Rugby

A strong opening session from Adi Vani Buleki sees the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s star leading the Impact Player standings in the HSBC Sydney 7s after Day 1.

Buleki made five tackles, one break, six offloads and nine carries in the two matches the Fijiana has played.

Teammates Ana Maria Naimasi and Reapi Uluinasau are also on the Impact Player standings, sitting in third and fourth place, respectively.

The three were also instrumental in the Fijiana’s 17-14 victory over the USA in their second pool match, with Buleki scoring a double.

The three players are expected to make the run-on team against Canada in their final pool match at 1.06pm today to earn a cup quarter-final spot.

The women's cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm today, the cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm tomorrow, and the cup final will kick off at 8.56pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team has started their defence of the Sydney 7s title with a comfortable 52–7 win over Tonga.

Fiji will face Japan at 11.28am today and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm today.

The Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm today, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm tomorrow while the Cup final is at 9.26pm tomorrow.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Fiji aims to finish strong - Gollings

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Image: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side is looking to finish strong in their pool matches this afternoon in their campaign to retain the HSBC Sydney 7s.

Coach Ben Gollings says they know they don’t set their benchmark against Tonga and Japan, however, it has been a good start for the team.

He says the players are playing with control.

Fiji will meet France at 5.33 this afternoon in their final pool match.

Fiji thrashed Tonga 52-7 in their first match, and they demolished Japan 54-0 in their second match.

The Cup quarter-finals start at 8.37 tonight, the Cup semi-finals start at 5.06pm tomorrow, and the Cup final is at 9.26pm tomorrow.





Fijiana win second pool match in the Sydney 7s

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 28/01/2023

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team bounced back from their first loss to Great Britain to beat a strong USA 7s outfit 17-14 in the second pool match of the Sydney 7s.

The Fijiana started off well scoring a try through Ana Maria Naimasi in the first minute of the first spell before Adi Vani Buleki extended the lead to 12-0 with a try in the 4th minute.

USA replied with a converted try to trail 12-7 at half time.

Buleki bagged her second try of the match in the 9th minute of play with an unsuccessful conversion to lead 17-7.

USA scored another try in the 11th minute to close the gap 17-14.

The Fijiana held on till the final whistle to win the game.

They will take on Canada in their final pool match at 1.06pm tomorrow.

The women's cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm tomorrow, the cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm Sunday and the cup final will kick off at 8.56pm Sunday.




Fiji 7s team beats Tonga 52-7 in first pool match of the Sydney 7s

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 27/01/2023

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team has started their defence of the Sydney 7s title with a comfortable 52–7 win over Tonga.

Iowane Teba, Pilipo Bukayaro, Manueli Maisamoa and Waisea Nacuqu scored for Fiji in the first half as they led 28-0 in the first half.

Jerry Matana was red carded just before half time for a dangerous tackle.

Tonga could not take advantage of the numerical advantage as Fiji scored a further four tries through Vuiviawa Naduvalo who scored twice, Maisamoa and Bukayaro.

Fiji will face Japan at 11.28am today and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm today.

The Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm today, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm tomorrow while the Cup final is at 9.26pm Sunday.

Sydney 7s
DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
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Losing start for Fijiana 7s in Sydney

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 27/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side has lost its opening pool match 17-5 against Great Britain in the Sydney 7s.

Ana Maria Naimasi scored the try for Fiji as they led 5-0 at half time.

Great Britain scored three unanswered tries to secure the win.

They will take on USA at 7 tonight, and will play Canada at 1.06pm tomorrow.

The Cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm tomorrow, the Cup semi finals will begin at 4.44pm Sunday and the Cup final will be played at 8.56pm Sunday.

Sydney 7s

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFrance0 - 35New Zealand
Men's Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeNew Zealand38 - 0South Africa
Women's 5th Place Play-Off -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeAustralia36 - 12Fiji
Men's Bowl Final -
Sun 29 JanFull TimeFiji29 - 5France
Click here for full fixtures




We will treat our opposition with the same focus as playing against big teams - Gollings

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 27/01/2023
[Photo: Fiji Rugby Union]

Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings says it does not matter which teams they will come up against in the Sydney 7s as they will treat their opposition with the same focus when going up against big teams.

Gollings highlighted this when questioned by the media on the teams they will play in their pool matches.

He says they cannot afford to be complacent, and they should beat these teams.

Fiji will begin the defence of their Sydney 7s title against Tonga at 4.50pm today. They will face Japan at 11.28am tomorrow and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm tomorrow.

The Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm tomorrow, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm Sunday while the Cup final is at 9.26pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will play Great Britain at 1pm today in their first pool match, they will then take on USA at 7 tonight, and will play Canada at 1.06pm tomorrow.

The Cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm tomorrow, the Cup semi finals will begin at 4.44pm Sunday and the Cup final will be played at 8.56pm Sunday.




Focus this week is to maximise on points and top 2 finish - Gollings

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 27/01/2023
Photo:FRU

Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings says finishing as one of the top 2 teams this week at the HSBC Sydney 7s is very important for the side as they aim to improve their position in the 2022/2023 World Rugby 7s Series points table.

With Fiji currently in 8th place, Gollings believe there is still time to improve their position.

He says consistency and points are key for the side and he understands that a lot of big teams are also under the pump to earn that four automatic spot in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Fiji will take on Tonga at 4.50pm today in their first pool match, they will face Japan at 11.28am tomorrow and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm tomorrow.

The men’s Cup quarter-finals start at 8.37pm tomorrow, the Cup semi-finals start at 5.06pm Sunday, while the Cup final is at 9.26pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s will play Great Britain at 1pm today in their first pool match, they will then take on USA at 7 tonight and will play Canada at 1.06pm tomorrow in their last pool game.

The women’s Cup quarter-finals will begin at 6.54pm tomorrow, the Cup semi-finals will begin at 4.44pm Sunday, and the Cup final will be played at 8.56pm Sunday.




There will be no excuses this weekend - Gollings

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 26/01/2023
Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings

Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings says there will be no excuses this weekend and they will leave no stones unturned in a bid to defend their Sydney 7s title and improve their position on the overall HSBC World Rugby 7s standings.

With only one change to the squad after Filipe Sauturaga was ruled out due to injury, the team is looking forward to redeeming themselves after a dismal performance in the last four tournaments.

With 7 tournaments to go, Fiji is in 8th place.

The top 4 teams automatically qualify for the Paris Olympics next year.

Fiji will take on Tonga at 4.50pm tomorrow in their first pool match, they will face Japan at 11.28am Saturday and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm Saturday.

The men’s Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm Saturday, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm Sunday while the Cup final is at 9.26pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s will play Great Britain at 1pm in their first pool match tomorrow, they will then take on USA at 7pm tomorrow, and will play Canada at 1.06pm Saturday.

The women’s Cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm Saturday, the Cup semi finals will begin at 4.44pm Sunday and the Cup final will be played at 8.56pm Sunday.




Daveua ruled out of Sydney 7s

By Mosese Raqio
Wednesday 25/01/2023
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team forward, Raijieli Daveua [Photo: World Rugby]

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team forward, Raijieli Daveua has been ruled out of the Sydney 7s this weekend.

Daveua suffered a concussion during the Hamilton 7s and has returned home.

There will be no replacement for Daveua at this weekend’s tournament.

The Fijiana 7s will play Great Britain at 1pm in their first pool match on Friday, they will then take on USA at 7pm Friday, and will play Canada at 1.06pm Saturday.

The Cup quarter finals will begin at 6.54pm Saturday, the Cup semi finals will begin at 4.44pm Sunday and the Cup final will be played at 8.56pm Sunday.




Tonga first for Fiji Men’s team at Sydney 7s

By Naveel Krishant
Wednesday 25/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team will begin the defence of their Sydney 7s title against Tonga at 4.50pm on Friday.

They will face Japan at 11.28am Saturday and play their final pool match against France at 5.33pm Saturday.

The Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm Saturday, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm Sunday while the Cup final is at 9.26pm Sunday.




Gollings disappointed about Hamilton performance but he is determined the team will lift their standard at Sydney

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Wednesday 25/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Ben Gollings was disappointed by the team's performance at the HSBC Hamilton 7s and is determined that they will turn the wheels of fortune this week in Sydney.

He says there were a lot of scrappy plays, and they did not do the things they had discussed.

Gollings says they gave away a lot of penalties which hurt them, however, he has discussed this with the players, and he hopes they lift their standard this week.

Fiji is in pool D alongside France, Tonga and Japan.

The Sydney 7s will start on Friday.




Daugunu joins 7s team in Sydney after an injury to Sauturaga

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 24/01/2023
Former Fiji Airways Men’s 7s captain, Tevita Daugunu

Former Fiji Airways Men’s 7s captain, Tevita Daugunu has been called up to join the squad for the HSBC Sydney 7s this weekend.

Daugunu will be replacing Filipe Sauturaga who was ruled out of the team due to an injury.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Men’s 7s team is currently sitting in 8th place with 50 points on the men’s points table, while New Zealand leads with 63 points, followed closely by USA with 61 points and Argentina is in third place with 59 points.

Fiji is in pool D alongside France, Tonga and Japan.

The Sydney 7s will start on Friday.

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Race for a top-four finish and a place at Paris 2024 is heating up in the Men’s 7s Series

By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 24/01/2023
[Image: Fiji Rugby Facebook]

The race for a top-four finish and a place at Paris 2024 is heating up in the Men’s 7s Series as the teams get ready for the Sydney 7s.

The top four finishers in both the men’s and women’s standings at the end of the 2023 Series will secure their tickets to the 2024 Olympic Games.

The Fiji Men’s side who are the defending champions of the Olympic 7s title are currently 8th on the points standings after the Hamilton 7s.

With 7 tournaments left including the Sydney 7s, the Fiji side will have to improve on their performances if they are to get into the top four.

Fiji is in pool D alongside France, Tonga and Japan.

The Sydney 7s will start on Friday.




A lot at stake at the Sydney 7s

By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 24/01/2023
[Photo: World Rugby]

A lot will be at stake for the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side in the Sydney 7s this weekend.

Fiji who are the defending champions will aim to defend their title and also improve their standing in the rankings.

The national side currently sits 8th on the table with 50 points.

Fiji is in pool D alongside France, Tonga and Japan.

The Sydney 7s will start on Friday.




Carlos Spencer's son Payton in All Blacks Sevens squad for Sydney

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 23/01/2023
High school rugby prodigy Payton Spencer Photo:NZHerald

High school rugby prodigy Payton Spencer will go from boys to men when he likely makes his All Blacks Sevens debut this weekend.

Payton, the son of former All Black and Blues great Carlos Spencer has been included in the travelling squad for the next stop on the World Series circuit, this weekend’s Sydney tournament.

The 18-year-old, fresh out of Hamilton Boys’ High School, was one of three new All Blacks Sevens signings announced, just a week ago, alongside Xavier Tito-Harris and Tepaea Cook-Savage.

Source: Stuff.Co




2023 Sydney 7s men’s pools confirmed

By Mosese Raqio
Monday 23/01/2023
The Sydney 7s will kick off this Friday [Images: World Rugby]

The men’s pools for this weekend’s Sydney 7s has been confirmed with Fiji in pool D alongside France, Tonga and Japan.

Hamilton 7s champions, Argentina will face off against tournament hosts Australia, Great Britain and Canada.

Pool B features current world series leaders New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya and Uruguay.

USA joins Ireland, Samoa and Spain in pool C.

The Sydney 7s will kick off this Friday.

Fiji is the defending champion of the Sydney 7s.



Sydney 7s: Fiji demolish Japan 54-0 in second pool game

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 28/01/2023
[Image: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side have defeated Japan 54-0 in their second pool match at the HSBC Sydney 7s.

Fiji proved too strong for the Japanese side as they scored seven tries.

Newcomer, Joseva Batirerega and Sevuloni Mocenacagi collected a double, while Waisea Nacuqu, Tevita Daugunu, and Pilipo Bukayaro scored a try each.

Fiji led 26-0 at half-time.

Fiji will face France at 5.33 this afternoon in their final pool match.

In other results, New Zealand thrashed Kenya 33-0, Samoa defeated the USA 26-7, South Africa thumped Uruguay 28-12 and Ireland beat Spain 26-0.

The Cup quarter finals start at 8.37pm today, the Cup semi finals start at 5.06pm tomorrow while the Cup final is at 9.26pm tomorrow.

Fiji
vs
Japan

0-0
2nd min: Japan on attack, Fiji's defence holding on.
 3rd min: first try to Fiji (Waisea Nacuqu) 
7-0

4th min: second try to Fiji Joseva Batirerega
12-0

5th min: another try to Joseva Batirerega, 
19-0

7th min: try to Fiji Tevita Daugunu.
 26-0


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1min: try to Fiji Manueli Maisamoa
33-0

3rd min: try to Fiji Sevuloni Mocenacagi 
40-0

6th min: try to Fiji Pilipo Bukayaro 
47-0

7th min: try to Fiji Sevuloni Mocenacagi 
54-0















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