The Fiji Airways Men’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.
💥 Big hits and an even bigger try 💥— World Rugby 7s (@WorldRugby7s) December 10, 2022
It's physicality like this that sees @USARugby into the #CapeTown7s semi-finals with a victory over Fiji 💪#HSBC7s pic.twitter.com/rvh7ofuae7
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.
Raw power 🔋@fijirugby take an early lead against USA!#CapeTown7s | #HSBC7s pic.twitter.com/6reAxUUMnQ— World Rugby 7s (@WorldRugby7s) December 10, 2022
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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