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

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.

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