Fiji slips on series

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THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s sides fell on the overall standings of the 2022-23 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series points tables following poor performances at the Hamilton 7s tournament in New Zealand.

The men’s side has dropped to eighth position with 50 points following their eighth-place finish over the weekend. The side had entered the Hamilton 7s placed sixth.

The side will face France, Tonga and Japan in Pool D in Sydney this weekend.

Ben Golling’s men have now failed to reach the cup semi-finals in three consecutive tournaments.

The women’s team finished eighth in Hamilton and dropped down to seventh place from fifth with 26 points.

The side is in Pool B and will face USA, Great Britain and Canada in Sydney.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to Sydney for the first time in three years.

Sydney 7s pools

Women

Pool A – New Zealand, Japan, France, PNG

Pool B – USA, Great Britain, Fiji, Canada

Pool C – Australia, Ireland, Spain, Brazil

Men:

Pool A – Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, Canada

Pool B – NZ, Sth Africa, Kenya, Uruguay

Pool C – USA, Ireland, Samoa, Spain

Pool D – France, Fiji, Tonga, Japan

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