2018 RWC 7s: Fijiana out of Challenge Championship final

Mereula Torooti of the Fijiana 7s team hovers over the tryline during their challenge match against PNG at the 2018 7s RWC at the AT&T Stadium in San Francisco. Fiji defeated PNG 43-0. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

POOR discipline has got the national women’s sevens rugby team a spot in the Challenge Championship final against England.

Fiji led Japan 7-5 before Merewai Cumu was handed a yellow card for kicking the ball away during a penalty.

However, the side still managed to score through Asinate Savu.

But Priscilla Siata cops another yellow card.

With the numbers advantage, Japan scored two successive tries to finish the match 15-14.

Japan will play England in the Championship final.


Miriama Naiobasali of the Fijiana 7s team runs for the ball during their match against Spain at the AT&T stadium in San Francisco yesterday. Fiji lost to Spain 12-19. Fiji has lost 14-15 to Japan in the Championship semi-finals. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

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