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Fiji out of Cape Town 7s cup competition after losing to USA 17-7

Fiji out of Cape Town 7s cup competition after losing to USA 17-7

By Alifereti Sakiasi
Sunday 11/12/2022
Photo:World Rugby 7s

The Fiji Airways Menโ€™s National 7s side has been bundled out of the cup competition of the Cape Town 7s after they were defeated 17-7 by a solid USA team.

Manueli Maisamoa scored the lone try for Fiji.

Both teams battled for possession in the first half, however, the match went into halftime with Fiji in the lead 7-0.

USA put on a stunning comeback in the second half, with Joe Schroeder scoring first, followed by David Still, who was extremely physical with his tackles, adding his name to the points tally.

Sloppy ball handling and poor support play resulted in Fiji failing to capitalize on opportunities they had to score.

Malacchi Esdale sealed the win for the USA with a try in the 12th minute.

Fiji will play Uruguay in the 5th place semifinal at 12:40am tomorrow.

In other quarter final results, New Zealand thrashed Uruguay 50-0, Samoa defeated Argentina 22-7 and South Africa edged Great Britain 21-14.


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