Fijiana bounces back to beat Colombia 42-24

Fijiana bounces back to beat Colombia 42-24

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 04/03/2023
Photo:World Rugby

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team bounced back from their earlier heartbeaking loss to Great Britain to beat Colombia 42-24 in their Vancouver 7s pool match.

Fiji’s Reapi Uluinasau opened the scoring and ran in two converted tries in the 1st and 2nd minute of the game before Ilisapeci Delaiwau scored Fijiana’s third converted try to extend their lead to 21-0.

Colombia managed to score a converted try to Angela Azate before Ana Maria Naimasi extended their lead to 28-7 with a converted try heading into half time.

Colombia started the second half well and scored two consecutive tries through Laura Maejia and Yurian Galan in the 9th and 10th minute respectively.

Adi Vani Buleki grabbed another try to Fijiana in the 11th minute to further their lead to 35-19.

Colombia’s Leidy Garcia scored their fourth try before Mereadani Qoro scored the final try for Fijiana to give them their first win of the tournament.

Fijiana will take on New Zealand in their final pool match at 7.06am tomorrow.

The Women’s cup quarter finals will begin at 11.28am tomorrow, the cup semi finals will kick off at 9.04am on Monday and the cup final will be at 1.56pm on Monday.

Knockout matches🏉

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's QF -
Sun 5 MarFull Time Fijiana5 - 29Australia
Sun 5 MarFull TimeUSA24 - 5Great Britain
Sun 5 MarFull Time France12 - 10Ireland
Sun 5 MarFull Time New Zealand10 - 5Canada
Women's 5th Pl SF -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Fijiana28 - 19Great Britain
Women's SF -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Australia38 - 0USA
Mon 6 MarFull Time France7 - 36New Zealand
Women's Final -
Mon 6 MarFull TimeNew Zealand19 - 12Australia
Men's QF -
Sun 5 MarFull Time Great Britain7 - 15France
Sun 5 MarFull TimeArgentina19 - 14Fiji
Sun 5 MarFull TimeNew Zealand7 - 17Australia
Sun 5 MarFull TimeIreland15 - 10USA
Men's SF -
Mon 6 MarFull TimeFrance26 - 12Australia
Mon 6 MarFull Time Argentina14 - 7Ireland
Men's Final -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Argentina33 - 21France
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