HSBC Perth 7s 2024

HSBC Perth 7s 2024

By fijivillage
Saturday 03/02/2024

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side secured a 4th place finish at the HSBC Perth 7s while the Fijiana 7s finished 8th in the Women’s competition.  Argentina took out the men’s title at Perth 7s after beating host Australia 31-5 while Ireland won the women’s title after a 19-14 win over Australia.


Fiji in tough pools for upcoming Vancouver 7s

By Mosese Raqio
Monday 29/01/2024
Photo: World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fiji Men’s and Fijiana 7s teams have both been drawn in tough pools for the 2024 Vancouver 7s after the completion of the Perth 7s last night.

The Fiji Men’s side is in Pool A after a 4th-place finish in Perth.

They are pooled alongside Argentina, Canada and Spain.

Australia heads Pool B with France, Samoa and the USA while Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa make up Pool C.

In the women’s division, after an 8th place finish in Perth, the Fijiana 7s have been drawn in pool B alongside Australia, Japan and the USA.

In pool A, Brazil is pooled with Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

Canada, France, Great Britain and Spain are in pool C.

The Vancouver 7s will be held from the 23rd - 25th of next month.

Meanwhile, Argentina took out the men’s title at Perth 7s after beating host Australia 31-5 while Ireland won the women’s title after a 19-14 win over Australia.



Fiji Men’s 7s secures 4th place finish in Perth after 24-7 loss to Ireland

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 28/01/2024
Photo:World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side secured a 4th place finish at the HSBC Perth 7s tonight after falling to their second defeat of the day, losing 24-7 to Ireland.

The Fijians started well with a converted try to Josaia Batirerega before Ireland’s Terry Kennedy levelled the score in the first half with a converted try in the 6th minute.

The game went into halftime with both teams locked at 7-all.

Ireland took control of the game in the second half, taking advantage of Fiji’s mistakes and errors to score 3 more tries with one conversion.

Fiji tried all they could to get back into the game, but Ireland’s defence was too good keeping them at bay.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s finished 8th in the Women’s competition after falling to Canada 26-5 in the 7th-place playoff.

The Women’s Cup final between Australia and Ireland is currently underway.

The Men’s Cup final between Australia and Argentina will kick off at 9.53 tonight.


Match Updates:

0' Ireland Kicks off the first half. FIJ 0-0 IRE.

2' Fiji's Joseva Talacolo loses the ball on the tryline. Fiji misses a scoring opportunity. FIJ 0-0 IRE.

4' Josese Batirerega opens the scoring for Fiji with a converted try. FIJ 7-0 IRE.

6' Ireland's Terry Kennedy scores a converted try to level the score. FIJ 7-7 IRE.

Halftime: FIJI 7-7 IRELAND

7' Fiji kicks off second half. FIJ 7-7 IRE.

8' Kennedy scores his second try for Ireland to give themn the lead with a successful conversion. FIJ 7-14 IRE.

10' Ireland extends their lead after Gavin Mullin scores an unconverted try. FIJ 7-19 IRE.





Fijiana 7s finishes 8th in Perth after going down 26-7 to Canada

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 28/01/2024
Photo: World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s have finished 8th at the HSBC Perth 7s after going down 26-5 to Canada in the 7th place play-off this evening.

The game went into the break with Canada ahead 12-0 after scoring two tries to Krissy Scurfield and Olivia Apps with one conversion.

Fijiana started the second half well with an unconverted try to Ilisapeci Delaiwau before Canada found their rhythm again and scored two more converted tries for the win.

Australia will play Ireland in the Women’s Cup final at 9.13 tonight.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Men’s 7s side will play Ireland in the Men’s 3rd place playoff at 8.40 tonight after going down 22-7 to host Australia.

Australia will take on Argentina in the Men’s Cup final at 9.53 tonight.



Perth 7s: Ireland to face Australia in women’s final

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 28/01/2024
Source: World Rugby

The HSBC Perth 7s Women’s Cup final will see hosts Australia play Ireland after both sides displayed brilliant rugby in their respective semi final matches.

Ireland thrashed Great Britain 31-7 in the first semi final, while Australia thumped USA 24-7 in the second semi final. Ireland will play Australia at 9.13 tonight.

Host Australia will be looking to make a clean sweep this weekend after both the Men's and Women’s teams secured their places in the Cup finals.

The Australia Men’s 7s side will take on Argentina in the Men’s Cup final at 9.53pm tonight.



Fiji Men’s 7s extends losing streak to 17 tournaments after 22-7 semi final loss to Australia

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 28/01/2024
Photo: Getty Images

The Fiji Airways Fiji Men’s 7s side has extended their HSBC World 7s Series losing streak to 17 tournaments straight after losing to Australia 22-7 in their Perth 7s semi final clash this afternoon.

Australia drew first blood in the 5th minute scoring a converted try underneath the crossbar before Fiji replied with a converted try as well to captain Joseva Talacolo to level the score at 7-all heading into the break.

Australia started the second half well with an unconverted try to Nathan Lawson in the corner to regain the lead.

Mistakes and errors proved too costly for Fiji as Australia scored a further 10 points in the final 2 minutes of the match through a penalty goal kick from Maurice Longbottom and a converted try to Henry Palmer.

In another semi final, table leaders Argentina showed their class outclassing the USA winning 24-5 this afternoon. Australia will take on Argentina in the Men’s Cup final at 9.53 tonight. Fiji will take on Ireland at 8.40 tonight in the 3rd place playoff.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana 7s side will take on Canada at 6.15pm today in the 7th place play-off. Stay with us for updates.


Match Updates:

0' Australia kicks off first half. FIJ 0-0 AUS.

5' Nick Malouf scores the first try for Australia. Conversion successful. FIJ 0-7 AUS.

6' Joseva Talacolo replies for Fiji with a converted try. Scores are level. FIJ 7-7 AUS.

HALFTIME: FIJI 7-7 AUSTRALIA.

7' Fiji kicks off the second spell. FIJ 7-7 AUS.

10' Nathan Lawson regains the lead for Australia with an uncoverted try in the corner. FIJ 7-12 AUS.

12' Maurice Longbottom converts a penalty kick to extend Australia's lead. FIJ 7-15 AUS.

14' Henry Palmer puts the final nail on the coffin with a converted try to give Australia the win. FIJ 7-22 AUS.
Full Time Fiji 7-22 Australia







Hosts Australia tags themselves as underdogs in today’s semi final clash against Fiji

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 28/01/2024
Source: World Rugby

Heading into this afternoon’s semi final against the Fiji Airways Fiji Men’s 7s, hosts Australia have labelled themselves as the underdogs of their own tournament.

Despite a perfect performance last night beating the USA 31-7 in the quarter final, the men in gold know it does not get easier from here.

Aussie youngster Henry Palmer says even though they have insisted they will be the underdogs, they will still play without fear.

The last time the two teams met was at the Cape Town 7s in December last year where the Aussies beat Fiji 29-7 in the semi final.

Palmer says winning a knockout game on their home soil will mean a lot to them.

He says they are here to prove that they can go all the way.

Palmer further says Fiji is one of the world leaders but they have shown in Cape Town that they can beat anyone on their day.

The Aussies will take on Fiji at 5.34pm today in the second semi final.

In the first semi final, Ireland will play Argentina at 5.10pm today.

The Men’s cup final will be at 9.53 tonight.

Stay with us for updates.



Rookie Rere scores winning try for Fiji in 14-12 win over South Africa, sets up semi final clash against Australia

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 27/01/2024
Photo: Getty Images

Rookie outside back Ropate Rere scored the winning try for the Fiji Airways Fiji Men’s 7s side to help them beat South Africa 14-12 in their quarter final match tonight and book a semi final showdown against hosts Australia tomorrow.

South Africa drew first blood with an unconverted try in the corner through Ryan Oosthuizen in the 4th minute.

The game went into halftime with South Africa holding a 5-0 lead.

Fiji started the second spell strongly with star playmaker Terio Veilawa scoring a converted try straight from kickoff to give Fiji a 7-5 lead.

South Africa regained the lead with a converted try in the 10th minute before Veilawa set Rere up for the match-winning converted try in the 12th minute.

South Africa had a chance to steal the win but Fiji put up a great defence and turned the ball over after the full-time hooter had sounded which they then ran the ball out to claim the win.

Fiji will take on Australia in the second semi final at 5.34pm tomorrow.

In other quarter finals tonight, Ireland beat France 21-14, Argentina beat Spain 28-17 and Australia beat the USA 31-7.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will take on Canada at 6.15pm tomorrow in the 9th place semi final.

Stay with us for updates.


Match Updates:

0' Fiji kicks off first half. FIJ 0-0 RSA

4' Ryan Ooosthuizen draws first blood for South Africa with an unconverted try in the corner. FIJ 0-5 RSA.

7' Fiji misses a chance to score a try at the stroke of half time after knocking the ball on inside South Africa's territory. FIJ 0-5 RSA.

HT: Fiji 0-5 SOUTH AFRICA

8' Terio Veilawa scores Fiji's first try in the second spell. Conversion successful. FIJ 7-5 RSA.

10' South Africa regains the lead with a converted try. FIJ 7-12 RSA.

12' Ropate Rere scores a converted try to give Fiji the lead again. FIJ 14-12 RSA.

14' Fiji turns the ball over and runs it out to win the game. FIJ 14-12 RSA.

Full time



Fijiana 7s leaves it a little bit too late as Ireland held on to win 14-12 and progress to the semi final

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 27/01/2024
Photo: World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side left it a little bit too late in the quarter final as they tried to fight back and steal a win but Ireland held on to win 14-12 and progressed through to the semi final.

Fiji had a positive start to the game with prop Talei Qalo Wilson scoring in the corner with the conversion missing for an early 5-0 lead.

Ireland came back stronger and scored two converted tries later in the first half which proved to be the turning point of the game.

It was a tight contest in the second half but Fiji managed to score a converted try to Adi Vani Buleki with 2 minutes left on the clock closing the gap to 12-14.

Fiji hoped to create a miracle but the Irish held on to possession in the final minute of the game till the hooter sounded where they kicked the ball into touch to break the hearts of the Fijians.

Meanwhile, the Fiji men will take on South Africa in their cup quarter final match at 11.00 tonight.

Stay with us for updates.


Match Updates:

0' Fijiana kicks off the first half. FIJ 0-0 IRE.

2' Fijiana scores their first try to Talei Qalo Wilson in the corner. Conversion misses. FIJ 5-0 IRE.

5' Ireland scores a converted try through Eve Higgins to take the lead from Fiji. FIJ 5-7 IRE.

7' Ireland scores their second try to Anne Murphy to extend their lead with the conversion successful. FIJ 5-14 IRE.

Halftime: FIJIANA 5-14 IRELAND

7' Ireland kicks off the second half. FIJ 5-14 IRE.

12' Adi Vani Buleki scores Fiji's second try under the cross bar with the conversion successful. FIJ 12-14 IRE.

14' Ireland kicks the ball into touch to claim the win.

Fulltime: FIJIANA12-14 IRELAND.



Fiji Men’s 7s come from behind to break NZ’s hearts with a 21-14 win in their final pool match

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 27/01/2024
Photo: World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fiji Men’s 7s side has secured their third win of the HSBC Perth 7s after coming from behind to beat New Zealand 21-14.

Speedster Vuiviawa Naduvalo was the toast of the side this time scoring the winning try at the stroke of fulltime.

New Zealand took an early 14-0 lead in the first half after scoring two converted tries to Leeroy Carter and Regan Ware before Ponipate Loganimasi scored a converted try right at halftime to close the gap to 14-7.

Nippy halfback Terio Veilawa showed his class again coming off the bench in the second half to score a converted try to level the score at 14-all before Naduvalo followed up a great series of offloads from the Fijians to finish off with a beautiful try at the sound of fulltime to break the hearts of the New Zealanders.

Fiji now finishes on top of their pool with 9 points with France in second place with 6 points.

NZ will now await the results of other matches to determine their fate in the tournament.

The men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10 tonight, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm tomorrow and the cup final will start at 9.53pm tomorrow.

Stay with us for updates


Match Updates:

0' New Zealand kicks off the first half. FIJ 0-0 NZ

1' Yellow card to Fiji's Joseva Talacolo, NZ opts for a scrum inside Fiji's 5 metre line. FIJ 0-0 NZ.

2' Leeroy Carter scores the first try for NZ. Conversion successful. FIJ 0-7 NZ

4' Regan Ware scores NZ's second try with a successful conversion. FIJ 0-14 NZ.

7' Ponipate Loganimasi scores Fiji's first try at the stroke of halftime with the conversion successful. FIJ 7-14 NZ.

Halftime: FIJ 7-14 NZ

7' Fiji kicks off the second half. FIJ 7-14 NZ

11' Terio Veilawa scores a converted try to level the score. FIJ 14-14 NZ.

14' Vuiviawa Naduvalo scores the winning try at the stroke of fulltime with a successful conversion. FIJ 21-14 NZ

Fulltime: FIJI 21-14 NZ.



Fijiana 7s to face Ireland in first cup quarter final despite 31-12 loss to France in final pool match

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 27/01/2024

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will play Ireland in the first women’s cup quarter final despite going down 31-12 to France in their final pool match of the HSBC Perth 7s this afternoon.

Fiji started the game well with an unconverted try to speedster Younis Bese for a 5-0 lead before France came back to score two tries with one conversion to lead 12-5 at the break.

France scored another unconverted try to extend their lead to 17-5 before Reapi Uluinasau replied with a converted try to close the gap to 17-12.

Fiji lost focus in the final quarter of the game letting the French score two more converted tries for the win.

The Fijiana finish second in their pool with 6 points.

Fijiana will play Ireland at 7.26 tonight.

In other Women’s Cup quarter finals tonight, Great Britain will take on Canada at 7.48pm, Women’s points table leaders Australia will play rivals New Zealand at 8.15pm and France will take on USA at 8.40pm in the last quarter final.

Barring any upsets, the Fijiana is likely to play either Great Britain or Canada in the first cup semi final tomorrow.

The semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm tomorrow, and the final will be held at 9.13pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the final round of pool matches for the men’s category is underway with the Fiji Airways Fiji Men set to take on New Zealand at 5.25pm this afternoon.

The men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tonight, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm tomorrow and the cup final will start at 9.53pm tomorrow.

Stay with us for updates.


Match Updates:

0' Fijiana kicks off the first half. FIJ 0-0 FRA.

1' France loses the ball forward. Scrum to Fiji. FIJ 0-0 FRA

2' Younis Bese scores the opening try for the Fijiana from a set piece play. Conversion unsuccessful. FIJ 5-0 FRA.

4' France scores a converted try to Valentine Lothoz to take the lead. FIJ 5-7 FRA.

6' France extends their lead after Chloe Pelle scores their secoind try. Conversion unsuccessful. FIJ 5-12 FRA.

Half time: FIJIANA 5-12 FRANCE.

8' France kicks off the second half. FIJ 5-12 FRA.

10' France extends their lead through an unconverted try from Anne-Cecil Ciofani. FIJ 5-17 FRA.

11' Reapi Uluinasau scores Fijiana's second try and puts them back into the game. Conversion successful. FIJ 12-17 FRA.

15' Lou Noel puts the final nail on the coffin for France scoring their fifth try. Conversion successful. FIJ 31-12 FRA.

Fulltime: FIJIANA 12-31 FRANCE



Perth: Shaky first day for NZ Men's side

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 27/01/2024
Source: World Rugby

2022/2023 HSBC Rugby 7s Series champion New Zealand had a shaky start to their Perth 7s campaign after going down 33-15 to France in their first pool match.

New Zealand managed to score three tries, while the French side crossed over the try line 5 times.

France Theo Forner scored a hattrick to give his side a 19-5 lead at halftime.

The All Blacks 7s side needed to win against Samoa to keep them in contention for the cup quarter finals.

New Zealand were second-best in possession and territory in the first half but managed to score with their first incursion into the Samoan half when Leroy Carter finished off a brilliant handling move.

Carter put New Zealand’s all-time SVNS record appearance holder Tim Mikkelson in for his second of the day, and it looked as though the winning line was in sight despite a high penalty count going against them.

However, Samoa finally found a clinical edge with Paul Scanlan’s probing runs in attack leading to tries from Uaina Tui Sione and Malakesi Masefau.

With the sides locked together at 12-all, the match went into extra-time, and it took all five minutes of the first half for New Zealand to get the win, Regan Ware marking his 50th tournament appearance by running in the crucial score from halfway.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men's National 7s side leads Pool C with 6 points, France is second with 4 points, New Zealand is third with 3 points, and Samoa is on 2 points.

The Perth 7s men's competition will kick off today with Canada playing Spain at 4.16pm, then followed by Argentina taking on South Africa at 4.38pm, France will meet Samoa at 5.02pm, and Fiji will play New Zealand at 5.25pm.




Veilawa steals win for Fiji Men’s 7s in their 26-21 win over France in Perth

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 27/01/2024
Photo: World Rugby

Nippy halfback Terio Veilawa once again was the match-winner for the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side after scoring the winning try in overtime to steal a comeback 26-21 win over France in their second pool match at the Perth 7s.

France drew first blood with a converted try in the first minute after a blunder by Fiji but Fiji replied with a converted try to Ponipate Loganimasi to level the score at 7-all.

France scored another two converted tries in the first half to take a comfortable 21-7 lead at the break.

Fiji came back in the second half to score two converted tries and hold the game at 21-all at full-time.

Veilawa followed up a break from Rasaku from inside their own territory to score the winner.

Fiji now has recorded two wins out of two at the Perth 7s so far.

They will take on New Zealand at 5.25pm today in their final pool match. The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tomorrow, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday. Meanwhile, The Fijiana 7s will take on France at 2.22pm tomorrow in their final pool match. The Women’s quarter finals will start at 7.26pm tomorrow, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm Sunday.

Stay with us for updates.

Fiji had a tough start in their first game against Samoa where they narrowly won 14-7 in which Veilawa also scored the winning try.

The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tonight, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm tomorrow and the cup final will start at 9.53pm tomorrow.



Fijiana 7s secures second win in the Perth 7s after thumping Spain 31-0

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 26/01/2024
Photo: officialfijisevens/instagram

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s continues their impressive run in the HSBC Perth 7s after a thumping 31-0 win over Spain in their second pool match.

It was a tight first half for the Fijiana as they managed only one converted try to Reapi Uluinasau in the 4th minute to lead 7-0.

The Fijiana led 7-0 at the break.

The team managed to find their rhythm in the second spell scoring a further 4 tries through Meredani Qoro, Talei Wilson, Ilisapeci Delaiwau and Uluinasau.

The Fijiana converted two of the four tries in the second half for the win.

The win has put Fiji on top of pool C with 6 points ahead of France who have 3 points.

Brazil and Spain are yet to register any points on the table.

Fijiana also thumped Brazil 40-15 in their first pool match and it has earned them top spot currently in their pool with 6 points.

They will now play France at 2.22pm today in their final pool match.

The Women's cup quarter finals will start at 7.26pm tonight, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm tomorrow, and the final will be held at 9.13pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men's National 7s side will take on France at 11.31 tonight in their second pool match.

Stay with us for updates



Fiji Men's 7s survives scare and secures 14-7 win over Samoa in Perth

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 26/01/2024
Photo: officialfijisevens/instagram

The Fiji Airways Men's National 7s side have survived an early scare in their first pool match of the HSBC Perth 7s after securing a close 14-7 win over Samoa this evening.

Fiji drew first blood after speedster Vuiviawa Naduvalo scored a converted try in the 5th minute of the first half.

Samoa replied with a converted try to Vaovasa Su'a at the stroke of half time to lock the score at 7-all at the break.

It was a tight contest in the second spell as both teams threw everything they had left in their tanks against each other.

Nippy playmaker Terio Veilawa broke the deadlock in the 11th minute after scoring a converted try from a great piece of play, beating two defenders and racing towards the tryline.

Fiji will take on France at 11.31 tonight in their second pool match.

They will then take on New Zealand at 5.25pm tomorrow in their final pool match.

The Men's cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tomorrow, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will take on Spain at 8.47 tonight in their second match.

Stay with us for updates.




Classy first-half performance helps Fijiana 7s secure 40-15 win over Brazil in Perth

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 26/01/2024
Image: World Rugby

A classy first-half performance from the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side helped them secure a 40-15 win over Brazil in their first match of the HSBC Perth 7s this afternoon.

Adi Vani Buleki once again showed her class and pace scoring two tries in the match.

Fiji scored 5 tries in the first half through Buleki, Raijeli Daveua, Reapi Uluinasau and Ana Maria Naimasi with four conversions to lead 33-0 at halftime.

Fiji lacked a bit of concentration in the second half letting Brazil score 3 unconverted tries, two of which resulted from a yellow card to Elenoa Adi Naimata in the 12th minute.

Meredani Qoro put the final nail to the coffin as she scored a converted try at the stroke of full-time to give the Fijiana a winning start to the tournament.

The Fijiana 7s will take on Spain at 8.47 tonight in their second match.

They will play France at 2.22pm tomorrow in their final pool match. The quarter finals will start at 7.26pm tomorrow, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side will take on Samoa at 6.38 tonight in their first pool match and play France at 11.31 tonight. They will then take on New Zealand at 5.25pm tomorrow in their final pool match. The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tomorrow, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday.

Stay with us for updates.

Knockout matches

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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We want to start on a positive note this weekend - Fuli

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 25/01/2024
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s Coach Saiasi Fuli [Image: File]

This is a new year and it comes with a new challenge, so we want to start on a positive note this weekend.

Those were the words of Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s coach Saiasi Fuli as the team prepares for the HSBC Perth 7s that kicks off this afternoon.

Fuli says though they encountered an injury to one of their key players, that does not take away their focus on the task at hand.

He says the girls are raring to go and they will want to make some improvements this weekend from the first two tournaments back in Dubai and Cape Town.

He adds the players are coping well with the weather as it is similar to the Fiji weather and they are looking forward to getting the ball rolling today.

The Fijiana 7s are currently in fourth place in the overall women’s points table with 24 points. Australia leads with 40 points while France and New Zealand sit in second and third place respectively with 34 points each. The Fijiana 7s' first match is against Brazil at 4pm tomorrow, they will take on Spain at 8.47pm tomorrow and then play France at 2.22pm Saturday in their final pool match. The quarter finals will start at 7.26pm tomorrow, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side will take on Samoa at 6.38pm tonight in their first pool match and then play France later tonight at 11.31pm. They will then take on New Zealand at 5.25pm tomorrow in their final pool match. The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm tomorrow, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday.



Argentina trying not to feel the pressure of being table leaders

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 25/01/2024
Photo: Americas Rugby News

As teams get ready for the HSBC Perth 7s that kick off tomorrow, Argentina captain Santiago Alvarez says they are enjoying their journey so far and are trying not to feel the pressure of being on top of the table.

Alvarez says they are content with their performance in the first two tournaments of the 2023/2024 HSBC SVNS World Series in Dubai and Cape Town but the season is very long, and they still have some things to correct.

He says this year is more competitive than ever and every team is very tough.

He adds they must stay focused and keep doing what they have been doing.

Argentina currently leads the overall Men’s points table with 38 points followed by South Africa and Fiji who sit in 2nd and 3rd places respectively with 30 points each.

Argentina are in pool A alongside South Africa, Canada and Spain.

The Perth 7s will be held from tomorrow to Sunday.



Pressure of being favourites will serve as the perfect Olympics dry run for them - Caslick

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 25/01/2024
Photo:Sydney Herald

The Australia Women’s 7s team will be without their main strike weapon Maddison Levi for their pool games after being red carded for a high tackle in the final in Cape Town.

Caslick says the pressure of being raging favourites to win a home tournament – with their most prolific attacker suspended for half of it – will serve as the perfect Olympics dry run for them.

Australian skipper, Charlotte Caslick says obviously, they will miss Levi for the first three games, but it just opens the door for other girls to have an opportunity

Caslick says they have not talked about it in the sense of winning the first three, but the home tournament is always a benchmark.

Australia’s leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series has moved west after seven years in Sydney and the in-form local women head into the event looking to claim a rare hat-trick of tournament wins, after victories in the opening two legs in Dubai and Cape Town in December.

The Australia Women’s team are pooled with Ireland, Great Britain and the USA.

The Women’s cup quarter finals will start at 7.26pm Saturday, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm Sunday.

The HSBC Perth 7s is on from tomorrow till Sunday.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald



Four veteran players make their return for Eagles at Perth 7s

By Alipate Narawa
Wednesday 24/01/2024

The USA Men’s Sevens squad heads to the 2024 Perth SVNS with a full roster as four veteran players make their return following a fall break.

Kevon Williams returns as captain for the third stop on the 2024 HSBC SVNS tour as the Eagles eye improvement in the ranks.

Joe Schroeder, Stephen Tomasin, and Perry Baker join Williams in their first SVNS stop of the season.

Maka Unufe, who last played for the sevens in Toulouse last May, is back on the pitch after a break from rugby spent with family.

USA Eagles Head Coach Mike Friday says they are under no illusions how important this tournament is and the competitive brutality of the SVNS Series, when on any given Sunday any team from 12 can win

Friday says it is a huge boost to have the entire squad to select from following the player load decisions they had to contend with at the back end of 2023.

The squad of 13 head to Perth following tough results in Dubai and Cape Town. Reconnected and reflected on the past weeks, the team’s focused mindset will be in full force in Australia.

The Eagles are pooled with Australia, Ireland, and Great Britain.

The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm Saturday, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday.

Knockout matches

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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Buleki rated as a player to watch this weekend in Perth

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 23/01/2024
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s player Vani Buleki [Image: File]

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s player Vani Buleki is one player to watch out for at the HSBC SVNS Perth 7s this weekend.

The 23-year-old scored 9 tries and collected 45 points in the two tournaments last December.

Buleki was part of the Fijiana 7s side that won silver in the 2022 Commonwealth Games and also the team that participated in the 2022 Rugby 7s World Cup.

Buleki has been a force to be reckoned with whenever she takes the field for Fiji and has been leading the charge for the girls in previous tournaments.

The 23-year-old has been named in the Fijiana 7s side that will compete at this week's Perth 7s alongside Elenoa Adinaimata, Talei Wilson, Younis Bese and Ilisapeci Delaiwau after a brilliant performance in the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast 7s last weekend.

Other players included Rejieli Daveua, Aloesi Nakoci, Verenaisi Bari, Lavena Cavuru, Reapi Uluinasau, Ana Naimasi, Meredani Qoro and Viniana Riwai.

The Fijiana 7s first match is against Brazil at 4pm Friday, they will take on Spain at 8.47pm Friday in their second pool match and then play France at 2.22pm Saturday in their final pool match.

The quarter finals will start at 7.26pm Saturday, the semi finals will kick off at 4.22pm Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm Sunday.



Fiji Men’s 7s kicks off Perth 7s preparations with first gym session in Perth last night

By Mosese Raqio
Tuesday 23/01/2024
Photo: officialfijisevens/instagram

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side kicked off their preparations for this week’s HSBC Perth 7s with a gym session last night.

The Ben Gollings-coached side landed in Perth on Sunday and are looking to break their 13-tournament losing streak as they build on towards the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The side has seen the return of some veterans like Waisea Nacuqu, Josua Vakurunabili, and Suliano Volivolituevei along with upcoming youngster Ponipate Loganimasi who all missed the first leg of the 2023/2024 HSBC World 7s Series in Dubai and Cape Town.

Gollings has also opted to include more experienced players in the squad for this leg with the inclusion of Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Terio Veilawa, Joseva Talacolo, Kaminieli Rasaku and Vuiviwa Naduvalo.

The Fiji Men’s 7s side will take on Samoa at 6.38pm Friday in their first pool match and play France at 11.31pm Friday. They will then take on New Zealand at 5.25pm on Saturday in their final pool match. The Men’s cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm Saturday, the cup semi finals will kick off at 5.10pm Sunday and the cup final will start at 9.53pm Sunday.



FRU says they are ready to conquer Perth

By Mikaele Liga
Sunday 21/01/2024
[Image: File]

The Fiji Rugby Union says they are ready to conquer Perth as the Fiji Airways men's and women's teams have departed today to take part in the inaugural HSBC Perth SVNS tournament.

After a positive outing at the McDonald's Fiji Coral Coast tournament yesterday, the men's side is optimistic of a good performance.

Ropate Rere will be a man to watch out for as he is gearing up for his first-ever tournament this week.

Fiji will kick off their campaign against Samoa at 6.38pm on Friday, before playing France in their second pool game at 11.31pm.

The national 7s side will then play rivals New Zealand at 5.25pm Saturday in their final pool match.

The cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm Saturday.

The Cup semi finals are at 5.10pm Sunday while the cup final is at 9.53pm Sunday.

The Fiji Men’s team is currently third on the series with 30 points.

Argentina is leading the series table with 38 points while South Africa is in second place with 30 points.

Meanwhile the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team will play Brazil at 4pm on Friday in their first pool game before facing Spain at 8.47pm.

The Fijiana will face France at 2.22pm next Saturday in their last pool game.

The women’s cup quarter finals are at 7.26pm Saturday.

The women’s cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm Sunday with the cup final at 9.13pm.

The Fijiana are currently fourth on the standings after 2 tournaments.

The HSBC Perth SVNS is from this Friday to Sunday.

Knockout matches

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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Buleki, Adinaimata, Wilson, Bese and Delaiwau in Fijiana 7s squad after brilliant performances in Coral Coast 7s

By Marika Rasekaseka
Sunday 21/01/2024
[Image: Fiji's Coral Coast Sevens via. Facebook]

Following brilliant performances in the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast 7s, Vani Buleki, Elenoa Adinaimata, Talei Wilson, Younis Bese and Ilisapeci Delaiwau have been roped into the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s squad for Perth 7s.

They will join Rejieli Daveua, Aloesi Nakoci, Verenaisi Bari, Lavenia Cavuru, Reapi Uluinasau, Ana Naimasi, Meredani Qoro and Viniana Riwai.

The Fijiana 7s team is pooled with Brazil, France and Spain in the Perth 7s.

They will face Brazil at 4pm on Friday in their first match, then they will meet Spain at 8.47pm in their second match and play France at 2.22pm on Saturday in their final pool match.

The quarter finals are at 7.26pm on Saturday, the semi finals will be at 4.22pm on Sunday, and the final will be held at 9.13pm on Sunday.

Knockout matches

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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Bua farmer makes cut for Fiji Men's National 7s team to Perth

By Marika Rasekaseka
Sunday 21/01/2024
[Image: Salacieli Tabalailai]

Dreams have come true for Bua farmer Ropate Rere after being named in the Fiji Airways Men's National 7s squad for the Perth 7s in Australia.

Rere was also part of the national team that won gold at the Pacific Games last year.

The 23-year-old showed class for the Fiji Barbarians side when participating in the McDonald's Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s.

The former Bua College student scored a try and set up another at the Coral Coast 7s final when Fiji Babas thrashed Saunaka 22-5.

Other players in the team include Waisea Nacuqu, Vuiviyawa Naduvalo, Terio Tamani, Pilipo Bukayaro, Josua Vakurunabili, Joseva Talacolo, Kaminieli Rasaku, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josese Batirerega, Jeremaia Matana, Suliano Volivoli, Ponipate Loganimasi.

Fiji is in a pool of death alongside New Zealand, France and Samoa.

The Perth 7s will be held from Friday to Sunday.

Knockout matches

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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Speedster Baker returns for the Eagles for the upcoming Perth 7s

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 19/01/2024
[Image: News Journal Online]

HSBC SVNS World Series speedster Perry Baker has made a return to the USA Men's National 7s squad for the upcoming Perth 7s next weekend.

Baker missed out on the first two tournaments for the 2023/2024 World 7s Series in Dubai and Cape Town last month due to injury.

The 37-year-old will be looking to grace the field again with his blistering speed and will also want to make his presence felt after missing the first two tournaments.

The Americans have named a formidable side for this upcoming tournament with the inclusion of some seasoned campaigners and some veterans as well.

The USA squad for the Perth 7s include Aaron Cummins, Joe Schroeder, Kevon Williams, Naima Fuala'au, Malacchi Esdale, Stephen Tomasin, Baker, Lucas Lacamp, Orrin Bizer, Marcus Tupuola, Lance Williams, Madison Hughes and Maka Unufe.

The USA is in Pool B alongside Australia, Ireland and Great Britain.

The Perth 7s will be held from next Friday to Sunday.



Fiji Men pooled with NZ, Samoa and France in Perth 7s

By Alipate Narawa
Monday 15/01/2024
Photo:File

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team is pooled with New Zealand, Samoa and France in next weekend’s HSBC Perth 7s.

Fiji will kick off their campaign against Samoa at 6.38pm next Friday, before playing France in their second pool game at 11.31pm.

The national 7s side will then play rivals New Zealand at 5.25pm Saturday in their final pool match.

The cup quarter finals will start at 10.10pm Saturday.

The Cup semi finals are at 5.10pm Sunday while the cup final is at 9.53pm Sunday.

The Fiji Men’s team is currently third on the series with 30 points.

Argentina is leading the series table with 38 points while South Africa is in second place with 30 points.

Meanwhile the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team will play Brazil at 4pm next Friday in their first pool game before facing Spain at 8.47pm.

The Fijiana will face France at 2.22pm next Saturday in their last pool game.

The women’s cup quarter finals are at 7.26pm Saturday.

The women’s cup semi finals will be at 4.22pm Sunday with the cup final at 9.13pm.

The Fijiana are currently fourth on the standings after 2 tournaments.

The HSBC Perth SVNS is from next Friday to Sunday.




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