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Fiji shows 7s power

Emoni Narawa
Monday, May 06, 2013

THE Fiji sevens team stormed through to the quarter-finals of the Scotland 7s tournament yesterday following a 100 per cent performance on day one.

Fiji registered their first win against Spain 45-0 in the opening game on Saturday night before brushing aside Argentina 28-10 and Australia 19-17 early yesterday morning.

The Digicel-sponsored side faced England in the cup quarter-final last night.

Head coach Alivereti Dere made positional changes at pool stages and used star playmaker Joji Ragamate as an impact player off the bench in the opening two games.

Ragamate started in Fiji's final pool match against Australia.

National sevens selector and Red Rock coach Lote Rasiga said the boys played well.

He said they needed to work together on the field.

"I believe if the players can work together, create that unity in the team, then they can be able to come out victorious," Rasiga said.

"Right now they are up there, all they need to do is improve their work rate and believe in themselves that they can do the job."

Rasiga said he had high hopes that Fiji would win the Scotland tournament.

Fiji sevens skipper Setefano Cakau has been in fine form, touching down three times after day one. Nippy playmaker Emosi Mulevoro registered 17 points during the pool stages.

The final was played this morning.





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