Sevens

Fiji 7s thrashed 24-0 by Scotland

Scotland had not beaten Fiji in 4 years in the HSBC World Sevens Series but pulled no stops when they beat the Olympic champions 24-0 in the Cup quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Paris Sevens tournament.

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May 14, 2017 8:49 pm

Update 15/05: Fiji lost to USA 24-14 in the 5th place semi-final.  The tournament was won by new HSBC World Sevens Series winner, South Africa. The Blitzbokke beat Scotland 15-5 in the Cup final.

Scotland started to enjoy themselves midway through the second half after putting the result beyond doubt by carving up the demoralised Fiji defence with 3 minutes to play.

Sloppy passing and a slew of missed tackles by Fiji allowed Scotland to sprint to a  19-0 lead in the 9th minute of the match.

Scotland headed into the half-time break with a 12-0 lead after scoring two unanswered tries in the second and fifth minutes.

Uncharacteristic handling mistakes by Fiji meant Scotland was attacking most of the half, while Fiji was not able to go out of their half.

Scotland scored again in the 5th minute to make the score 12-0.

Fiji will now play either England or USA before the Cup semi-finals start at 12.18 am and final at 3.33 am on Monday.

Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.
Season sensation Kalione Nasoko in action against Samoa in the first game of the Paris 7s.

Fiji through to the final in Paris

The Vodafone Fiji Sevens team booked a spot in the Cup quarter-final of the Paris round of the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens Series by beating Australia 31-14 in their final Pool D match earlier today.

The Fijians had previously thumped Russia 54-0 but had a shocking start to the tournament after being pipped Samoa 19-17 in the first game of the tournament.

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