Fijiana side lose out on Challenge trophy final

Action between Fijiana and Ireland earlier in the tournament. Picture: SUPPLIED/WORLD RUGBY

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana side lost the Challenge trophy final 20-14 against Spain at the Glendale 7s in USA this morning.

Tries from Vasiti Solikoviti and Naina Baleca were not enough for the Fijians.

Baleca was later sin binned for a deliberate knock on.

Spain led 15-7 at the break.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens have made the perfect start to the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series defending their title to win the USA Sevens in Glendale, Colorado.

They thumped hosts USA 33-7 in the final.

Canada finished with bronze while defending series champions Australia had to settle fof fifth.

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