London 7s: Fiji beaten by New Zealand 22-19 in the cup semi final

London 7s: Fiji beaten by New Zealand 22-19 in the cup semi final

By Antonio Rahiman , Cecilia Matanatabu
Monday 30/05/2022
Vuiviawa Naduvalo

The Fiji Airways Mens national 7s team have been bundled out of the cup competition after losing to New Zealand 22-19 in the semi finals at the London 7s.

Fiji had scored 3 tries in the first half through Waisea Nacuqu and Vuiviawa Naduvalu getting two to give them a 19-5 lead at half time.

The second half was a turn-around for New Zealand as they controlled the game and put Fiji under a lot of pressure with their continuous attacks inside Fiji’s half.

Fiji struggled to get their hands on the ball as New Zealand scored three tries through Kitiona Vai, Dylan Collier and Akuila Rokolisoa.

New Zealand will meet Australia in the cup final.

Australia had earlier beaten Samoa 29-14 in their cup quarter final.

Fiji will now play Samoa in the bronze-medal play-off.


Fiji
vs
New Zealand
1' Vuiviawa Naduvalo scores in the first 9 secs of the 1st Half.
5-0


5-0
2' New Zealand in possession of the ball but fail to execute, forward pass. 

5-5
5' Ngarohi McGarvey Black with speed makes the first try for New Zealand. 
6' Vuiviawa Naduvalo with speed and acceleration doesn't give room for New Zealand to catch up, he scores the second try!
12-5

7' Waisea Nacuqu forces his way in to make the third try for Fiji to extend their lead
19-5


HALF TIME

19-5



19-10
8' New Zealand strike first after half time. Kitiona Vai scores for the All Blacks

19-17
9' New Zealand takes possession and quickly makes their third try to close the gap

19-22
11' Akuila Rokosulia does a dummy and run for the try line to make their lead 
13' Waisea Nacuqu makes his way to the try line but falls short. 
19-22
13' Knocked on from New Zealand.  


14' Turn over and New Zealand book a spot in the Final

Full Time

19-22





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