Rugby World Cup 7s: Fiji to face Japan this afternoon

Kameli Soejima on attack for Japan against Uruguay during their pre-round of 16 match at the 2018 7s RWC in San Francisco. Japan will now face our Fiji 7s side at 3:53pm (Fiji Time). Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE Fiji Airways national 7s team will face Japan in its opening Rugby World Cup Sevens game this afternoon. This follows Japan’s 33-7 win over Uruguay earlier this morning.

The game will best test the Jerry Tuwai-coached side as the Japanese will be boosted by the inclusion of four Fijian boys.

The four players are Kameli Soejima, Josefa Lilidamu, Jose Seru and Jone Naikabula.

The winner of this game will qualify for the cup quarter-final tomorrow.

View video and pictures below.

*More updates on the Rugby World Cup Sevens later today from The Fiji Times senior sports reporter Maciu Malo and photographer Jovesa Naisua in San Francisco

 

 

The Fiji 7s team huddle up during their captains run at the SFGG rugby club in San Francisco earlier this week. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

 

The Fiji 7s team at the welcoming ceremony of the 2018 Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

 

The Fijiana 7s team pose for a photo at the welcoming ceremony of the 2018 Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

 

Fiji 7s captain Jerry Tuwai meeting fans at the welcoming ceremony of the 2018 Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco yesterday. Six pages of Rugby World Cup Sevens coverage in today’s The Fiji Times sports. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

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