THE Digicel Fiji 7s team tore apart Pacific neighbour Tonga 35-7, combining speed and power to register its second win at the Gold Coast 7s tournament at Skilled Park Stadium in Robina yesterday .
Fiji's tries were scored by Ilai Tinai, Joji Raqamate, Ulaiyasi Lawavou, captain Levani Botia and Samisoni Viriviri while Viliame Iongi crossed over in the dying seconds of the game for Tonga's points.
Fiji led 21-0 at the breather.
Raqamate, who played at sweeper, was sound on attack and defence.
"We knew it was going to be a physical match as is expected when two Pacific teams meet," Raqamate said.
"We opened the game up because we knew they would be slow around the rucks.
"The new players played very well today. They may be new to the series but they are sevens campaigners back home. The only difference is the venue.
"We (senior players) had talked about the game with them and stressed that the series was a step higher from the local tournaments we played back home.
"They did very well and worked into the spaces."
Overall, Fiji played a much swifter game compared to the match against Scotland.
Missed tackles were two, they retained the ball at the rucks and scored on every visit into the opposition 22.
But one thing they will need to work on is their discipline. The side conceded three penalties and a free kick.