Fiji out of Moscow 7s RWC

NZ defeated Fiji 17-0 in their 7s RW Cup semi final match in Moscow this morning.

The Gordon Tietjens coached side registered its first try via Tim Mikkelson which was brilliantly set up by Tomasi Cama Junior. NZ led 5-0.

The classy All Black Sevens simply squeezed Fiji out of the game with DJ Forbes scoring NZ’s second try which was successfully converted by Cama Junior. NZ led 12-0.

Then, thunder storm around Luzhniki Stadium temporarily halted the match after New Zealand led 12-0 within 4 minutes. The match was held up for an hour as an electrical storm buzzed the Russian capital. The players were taken off the field for safety reasons and TV and internet feeds were also severely disrupted.

New Zealand made another try through Bryce Heem when the match resumed to extend its lead to 17-0 at Half Time as the rain came down again.

New Zealand held on and they won the first Cup semi-final 17-0.

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  1. The writings are on the wall as I had earlier indicated before the World Cup that we need make changes in the coaching department.
    With due respect to Dere's good work, he has nothing else to offer to get Fiji back on track.
    Fiji's current Seven's rugby style has sunk back to a ' Primary School boys type level' where players seem to be running all over the field with no clear pattern of game plan.
    As I have stressed, the boys were taught nothing, this is why they just seem to take their Individual styled approach into the field and thought it would do magic to win games.
    I salute the boys, they were fit and well prepared and I don't blame them, I blame F.R.U. for holding on to a Coach who cannot deliver the goods anymore!

  2. tavale, iko mo mai coach taki ratou na timi ni Ucunivatu…