17 May, 2016, 12:00 am
SO, after the HSBC Paris 7s, the total number of tries in the 2015/2016 IRB 7s series is 2360. There has been a total of 14,839 points scored and 1509 conversions. There has been a total of three red cards issued, one to our own Apisai Domolailai.
FIJI leads the points table and is also the team which has scored the most points and more tries in the 2015/2016 IRB 7s series. Fiji has so far scored 241 tries and amassed a total of 1541 points from the last nine legs. South Africa is second to Fiji.
SEABELO Senatla is the top try scorer and top goal scorer in the 2015/2016 IRB 7s series. He has scored a total of 64 tries and 320 points. He takes the top position in goal scoring from Canada’s Nathan Hirayama. Senatla now has 320 points while Hirayama has 295 points.
INTERESTINGLY, Welsh Samuel Cross has made the most tackles than any other player in the world sevens series. Cross has made 114 tackles just one more than Argentina’s Bautista Ezcurra. Fiji captain Osea Kolinisau is third with 110 tackles. Jasa Veremalua and Vatemo Ravouvou are in the top five as well behind South Africa’s
MOMENTS before the Fiji team ran on to the field for their semi-final clash against France, one of the announcers took to the crowd and urged the fans to chant “Allez les bleus”. In a strong show of support, the crowd sang the “Marseillase”, the French anthem as well. But our boys were unaffected.
THE referee for Fiji’s semi-final clash against France was booed several times whenever his decisions went against the home team. Towards the second half the stadium was almost quiet except for the Fiji team and of course the Kenyan fans who backed Fiji. The loss was not taken too kindly by the French who were hoping for a repeat of the final at the same stadium almost a decade ago when Fiji lost 19-28.