London 7s: Fiji thrash Wales 38-17 in their 1st Pool Match

London 7s: Fiji thrash Wales 38-17 in their 1st Pool Match

By Antonio Rahiman
Saturday 28/05/2022
Elia Canakaivata. [Image: Americas Rugby News]

The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team picked up from where they left off last week as they scored six tries in their first pool game to thrash Wales 38-17 at the London 7s.

Waisea Nacuqu was in scintillating form as he bagged a try in the first half and kicked two conversions.

Josua Vakurunabili showed pace ad power as he ran 50 metres to score a try in the first spell.

Elia Canakaivata was ruthless at the break-down as he won the ball back at the ruck and sprinted half the length of the field to get his first-half try.

Semi Kunatani and Napolioni Bolaca made an impact off the bench and got a try each in the second half.

Kaminieli Rasaku and Pilipo Bukayaro were the other try scorers for Fiji.

From Fiji’s pool, Spain caused an upset by beating USA 26-10.

In other results Ireland beat Kenya 17-14, South Africa beat Argentina 26-19, France edged Canada 19-14 and and New Zealand beat Australia 24-19.

Fiji will play Spain in their next pool game at 1.06am tomorrow and then play USA in their final pool game at at 4.35am tomorrow.

The Cup quarterfinals will 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 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' Cakanakaivata makes the first try for Fiji. Conversion successful

4'  Tom Brown make the first try for the Wales side to put points on the board with a successful conversion
5' Great execution by Vakurunabili and Waisea Nacuqu finishes scores

6' Kaminieli Rasaku extends the lead with his speed to make the third try. Successful conversion

7' Callum Williams makes the second try for Wales to catch up to Fiji


19 - 12

8' Kick off by Nacuqu
Wales in possession with quick passes
10' Semi Kunatani gets the ball and runs to the try line to make Fiji's third try with a successful conversion

11' Napolioni Bolaca extends the lead for Fiji.
13' Knock on by the Wales side. 

13' Morgan Williams gets a try for the Welsh side. 
14' Bukayaro makes it true for the Fijian side as he makes his way to the try line.



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