2018 Dubai 7s: Fiji finishes fifth

The Fiji 7s team finished fifth in Dubai. Picture: MARTIN SERAS LIMA

FIJI won the fifth-place play-off at the 2018 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens narrowly edging South Africa 24-19.

The two top teams went blow-for-blow before South Africa’s Muller du Plessis’ try and Dewald Human’s successful conversion gave them a sniff of a 19-14 victory.

But not before Waisea Nacuqu’s breakaway try levelled the scores and an extra time warranted after Vilimoni Botitu missed the straightforward conversion.

Fiji edged its score line a little further when debutant Aminiasi Tuimada chipped the oval ball ahead before collecting his own kick to score his team’s winning try.

More reports from the Dubai 7s will be available in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times and in our e-Edition.

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