Rule change sees Fiji still in the hunt to win the World 7s Series

Rule change sees Fiji still in the hunt to win the World 7s Series

By Shanil Singh
Thursday 26/05/2022
[Image: Fiji Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Menโ€™s National 7s team is still in the hunt to win the World 7s Series following a rule change by World Rugby.

To ensure fairness in this COVID-19 affected year, only the best 7 from 9 results will count towards the final Series position following the introduction of a unique scoring system.

Fiji did not play in the Malaga and Seville 7s tournaments this year after an outbreak of COVID cases in camp while the side was still in Fiji.

They are currently 5th in the Series standings with 87 points while Argentina is first with 118 points, South Africa is second, Australia is third and Ireland is fourth.

However all the sides above Fiji have played in all the tournaments so far.

There are 2 more tournaments to play in the Series.

Fiji open their London 7s campaign against Wales at 10pm Saturday.

They will take on Spain at 1.06am Sunday in their second pool match and play the USA at 4.35am Sunday in the final pool match.

The Cup quarterfinals start at 10.20pm Sunday, the Cup semi-finals will begin from 1.53am Monday and the Cup final will start at 4.58am Monday.

You can catch the live commentaries of Fijiโ€™s games with our top rugby commentator Antonio Rahiman and former Fijiana 15s openside flanker, Mere Moto on Viti FM on 92FM, 92.2FM and 92.6FM.

You can also download the fijivillage app to listen to the commentaries through the live radio option.

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