The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team put up a brave performance in the cup final as they lost to Australia 15-5.
Australia scored a try in the first half to Player of the Final, Faith Nathan.
The Fijiana side was shut out by Australia pinning them back inside their territory for most of the first half.
The second spell started well for Fijiana from the kick-off as Alowesi Nakoci won the ball and connected with captain Rusila Nagasau who took it forward and stood strong in the tackle before managing an off-load to Reapi Ulunisau who scored Fijiana's try.
Madison Ashby scored another two tries to seal the win for Australia.
Fijiana remains in second place on the standings with 36 points while Australia takes a slender lead at first place with 40 points.
|4' - TRY to Faith Nathan. Conversion missed.|
|7' - TRY to Madison Ashby. Conversion missed.|
8' - TRY to Reapi Ulunisau. Conversion missed.
12' - TRY to Madison Ashby. Conversion missed.
The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team qualified for the cup final of the second leg of the Dubai 7s after beating France 17-12 in their last pool match.
Alowesi Nakoci scored two tries in each half with Reapi Ulunisau also getting a try in the second half.
Nakoci continues her fine form as she has scored a try in every game of the second Dubai 7s and remains the third-highest try scorer for this season.
France came close to stealing the game with a minute remaining on the clock but could not penetrate the Fijiana defence.
Fijiana will meet Australia in the women's cup final at 2:56am tomorrow.
In another game, Australia Beat Russia 26-17 and USA beat Great Britain 40-17.
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|7' TRY Camille Grassineau. Conversion missed.
|7+2' TRY Alowesi Nakoci. Conversion Good
8' - TRY Alowesi Nakoci. Conversion missed
|11' - TRY to Reapli Ulunisau. Conversion missed|
14' - TRY Joanna Grisez. Conversion good.
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