London 7s: Fiji through to the cup quarter final after beating USA 26-19

London 7s: Fiji through to the cup quarter final after beating USA 26-19

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

Napolioni Bolaca put on a brilliant display of rugby as the Fiji Airways Men’s national 7s team beat USA 26-19 to qualify for the cup quarter final.

Bolaca notched up a total of 11 points in their last pool game by scoring a try and kicking 3 conversions.

Vuiviawa Naduvalo, Kaminieli Rasaku, and Pilipo Bukayaro were the other try scorers.

The win sees Fiji finishing pool play on top while Spain finishes second.

In other results; Spain beat Wales 42-17,Ireland beat Argentina 22-21 and South Africa beat Kenya 21-21, The Cup quarterfinals will start at 9.58pm 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.

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Fiji
vs
USA
1' Cakanakaivata breaks through but loses his feet. 
0-0



2' USA in possession of the ball. USA offside. 
2' Rasaku explodes through the gap to get the first try for the Fiji side. Conversion is successful
7-0

4' Brilliant execution by Semi Kunatani and Vuiviawa Naduvalo to make the second try of the match. Conversion is unsuccessful
12-0


12-5
5' Steve Tomasin gets through the gaps to mae USA's first try.
7' Napolioni Bolaca outpaces the USA side to make another try for Fiji. Conversion successful.
19-5



Overtime - USA in possession of the ball but loses it in the process

Halftime

19-5



 19-10 8' USA is in possession but need to hold onto the ball, and Perry Baker makes it to the try line
11' Fiji in possession to try and get to the try line and Bukayaro outpaces the rest to the try line. Conversion successful
26-19
10' Lucas Lacamp makes the third try to draw to Fiji
14' Napolioni Bolaca kicks the ball out to end the game. 

FULL TIME

26-19



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