Players can die for white jersey, says Baber after 24-12 win over England Fiji Airways Fijian 7s prop Meli Derenalagi dives over to score the final try against England in the Cup semi-final of the Singapore 7s at the National Stadium on April 14, 2019. Photo: Kelepi Abariga Fiji Airways Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber believes self-belief and national pride helped them beat England 24-12 in a thrilling Singapore 7s Cup semi-final last night. Two tries to forward Josua Vakurunabili and one each to Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Meli Derenalagi led the defending champions to a determined victory and spot in the Cup final. The Fijians lost star half-back Jerry Tuwai to a suspected hamstring injury in their opener against Canada and there were doubts about the team’s ability to cope without him. But Baber, in his post-match interview, said the players matched the standards set by Tuwai … [Read more...] about Singapore 7s: Play For Pride
Fiji blew away a 19-0 halftime lead and lost the final of the Singapore 7s 20-19 to South Africa tonight at the National Stadium. Chasing their third Singapore 7s title and their historic back to back victory, the Fijians started the first half well and scored three wonderful tries through winger Aminiasi Tuimaba, play-maker Napolioni Ratu and rover Vilimoni Botitu to lead 19-0 at halftime. South Africa came into the second half, a compeltely changed side and youngsters who came off the bench really made all the difference. Kurt-Lee Arendse started their fightback and the HSBC Player of the Final Angelo Davids followed alongside Ryan Oosthuizen one minute later. In the final seconds, South Africa remained two points down before Selvyn Davids connected with a late penalty. Fiji managed to put pressure from the South African re-start and went on attack but the option by Tuimaba to kick and chase came to no avail as the South Africans outpaced him and kicked the … [Read more...] about South Africa wins Singapore 7s
This is South Africa's second tournament win in the HSBC7s series 2019. South Africa on top of the world after beating Fiji at the Singapore 7's 20 - 19. It was a exhilarating final at the Singapore 7s. Despite dominating the first half by 19 points to 0, our Fijian 7s side was not able to reply to South Africa’s back to back tries in the second half. A yellow card to Fiji proved costly. South Africa beat Fiji 20 – 19. In the overall World Series Standing, Fiji is now only 3 points behind the United States. … [Read more...] about Singapore 7s: South Africa Edge Fiji In Cup Final
22-year-old playmaker Napolioni Ratu has been named in Fiji's final 12 for this weekend's Singapore 7s. The Yasawa flyer replaces Terio Tamani who has not been considered for this tournament while all other 11 from Hong Kong 7s retain their spots. Ratu gets his first break on the international scene after spending more than six months with the extended Fiji squad. Asaeli Tuivoka remains as the 13th player. The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s side faces Canada in its first match at 4.36pm tomorrow. Fiji squad- Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josua Vakurunabili, Isoa Tabu, Paula Dranisinukula (C), Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Ratu Meli Derenalagi, Vilimoni Botitu, Livai Ikanikoda, Jerry Tuwai, Alosio Naduva, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Napolioni Ratu, Asaeli Tuivoka. By Reginald Chandar … [Read more...] about Ratu named in final 12 for Singapore 7s
Singapore 7s: Could This Be The Team? Baber said there was no injury in the team and was impressed with how Livai Ikanikoda manned the playmaker’s berth. by grace narayan, suva OUR MEN IN SINGAPORE ... Fiji Airways Fijian 7s players: Back (left- right) Josua Vakurinabili, Isoa Tabu, Meli Derenalagi, Paula Dranisinukula (captain), Jerry Tuwai, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Apenisa Cakaubalavu. Front left: Terio Tamani, Napolioni Ratu, Alasio Naduva, Vilimoni Botitu, Asaeli Tuivoka at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore City, on April 9, 2019. Photo: Singapore Rugby Fiji Airways Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber is likely to keep the 12-member squad that won the Hong Kong 7s for this weekend’s Singapore 7s. Baber said there was no injury in the team and was impressed with how Livai Ikanikoda manned the playmaker’s berth. … [Read more...] about Singapore 7s: Could This Be The Team?