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Fijians steal the show

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 12, 2014

FIJIANS stole the limelight in the final tournament of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series at Twickenham Stadium in London over the weekend.

First it was the Vodafone Fiji 7s speedster Samisoni Viriviri scoring his 50th try this season to become the first player to reach the half century mark.

He was on the verge of becoming the all time top try scorer in a season when day two of the London 7s kicked-off last night.

Fiji played Samoa in the Cup quarter-final.

Viriviri's achievement followed the milestone achieved by another Fijian.

New Zealand 7s playmaker Tomasi Cama Jr becomes the second man in history of the International Rugby Board 7s series to score 2000 points.

The son of former Fiji 7s skipper and coach Tomasi Cama Sr trails Ben Gollings in the all time player points scorers list.

Former England player Gollings scored a massive 2652 points during his 11 years of international 7s career.

Cama Jr, who missed the previous leg of the series in Japan and Hong Kong because of calf injury, replaced Joe Webber who sustained injuries in the Glasgow 7s earlier this month.

"It's a privilege to achieve that. I've been off for a while doing a lot of rehab with my injury, I'm so happy to be out with the boys, and to play in a stadium like this is an honour," the 33-year-old Suva-born player told irb.com.

Cama Jr joined the New Zealand 7s side in 2005.

He became the first Fijian to win the IRB 7s Player of the Year Award in 2012.

Cama Jr aims to represent the All Black 7s in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.







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