Hamilton 7s: Fiji beats France 26-10 to win first pool match

Hamilton 7s: Fiji beats France 26-10 to win first pool match

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 21/01/2023

The Fiji Airways men’s National 7s team has made a winning start to their Hamilton 7s campaign after beating a tough French side 26-10.

Fiji started the game with a yellow card to captain Waisea Nacuqu for a deliberate knock on but managed to score two tries later on through Tira Wilagi and Nacuqu after returning from the sin bin.

France replied just before half time with an unconverted try to close the gap as Fiji led 12-5 at half time.

Fiji started the second spell with a try from Filipe Sauturaga before France replied with another unconverted try 3 minutes later.

Manueli Maisamoa scored Fiji’s final try with a successful conversion at full time to win the game.

Fiji’s second game is against Kenya at 12pm today and will play Samoa at 3.06pm later this afternoon.

Stay with us for updates.

Match Report

Fiji
vs
France
1' Waisea Nacuqu yellow carded for deliberate knock on
0-0



2' France yellow carded
3' Tira Wilagi scores the first try for Fiji 
5-0

6' Waisea Nacuqu scores Fiji's second try, with a successful conversion
12-0


12-0



Half Time

12-5
8' Antoine Zeghdar scores before the half time break
9' Filipe Sauturaga out runs the French side to make the third try for Fiji. Conversion successful
19-5


19-10
12' Jonathan Laugel scores another try to catch up to the Fijian side
14' Manueli Maisamoa scores the closing try for the Fiji side, successful conversion 
26-10


Full Time

26-10



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