London 7s: Nacuqu continues fine form as Fiji beats Spain 29-19

London 7s: Nacuqu continues fine form as Fiji beats Spain 29-19

By Antonio Rahiman
Sunday 29/05/2022
[Image: World Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team scored 5 tries in their second pool game as they beat Spain 29-19 at the London 7s.

In a slow first half, Fiji had scored 2 tries through Elia Canakaivata and Waisea Nacuqu.

Nacuqu’s try increases his tally to 2 tries and 16 points at the Londond 7s.

Vuiviawa Naduvalo, Pilipo Bukayaro and Manueli Maisamoa got tries for Fiji in the second half.

Despite the win, Fiji looked casual at times as Spain fought back to score three tries.

Fiji will play USA in their final pool game at 4.35am today.

In other results; USA beat Wales 33-19, South Africa beat Ireland 19-12, Argentina beat Kenya 26-, Samoa beat Japan 33-15 and Australia beat Canada 26-5 The Cup quarterfinals will start at 10.20pm today, 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 Fiji’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.

1' Kick off by Waisea Nacuqu
1' Spain now in possession of the ball 
2'  Great execution from the Fiji side with keeping the ball alive. Elia Canakaivata does it again and scores the first try for the Fijian side! Conversion not successful
5 - 0

4' Spain try to keep possession of the ball but Naduvalo tackles from the side line
5' Fiji in possession, Waisea Nacuqu looks for space and passes. Waisea Nacuqu makes the 2nd try for the Fijian side. 

7' Josep Serres scores the first try for the Spain side 
7' Naduvalo extends the lead for Fiji with another try. Conversion successful


17 - 7

8' Juan Ramos makes a quick try to put points on the board to catch up.
11' Bukayaro scores the fourth try to keep the lead in the 2nd half
11' Spain in possession of the ball
12' Maisamoa loses the ball; knocked on. 

13' Maisamoa makes up for his mistakes and scores a try for Fiji

14' Spain still going strong to try and put points on the board. Tobias Sainz-Trapaga makes the final try. 



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