Fijiana wins final match in Dubai

Alivererti Doviverata speaks to his girls. Picture: MARTIN SERAS LIMA

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team finished in 11th spot at the end of competition in the 2018 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai.

The team had a poor start when the Ro Alivereti Doviverata-coached side lost its opening two pool games against Canada 38-7 and France 29-15.

The side bounced back to beat Spain in the final pool match 17-5 to book a spot in the Challenge Trophy semi-final.

Lady luck was not our side as the Fijiana side was pipped by China in a very close match 12-10.

After the loss to China, the side was relegated to the playoff for the 11th spot where they managed to beat Kenya 15-5 to finish second last in the 12-team women’s competition in Dubai.

After competing in the first two rounds of the 2018/2019 women’s competition in Colorado and Dubai, the team will return home and turn its focus and preparation to the next tournament to be held in Sydney in February.

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