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Pathway to Rio for Fiji 7s

The Fiji Rugby Union is fighting a huge battle to keep its 7s talent from being lured overseas. So much so that it says will offer contracts and bonuses to keep players committed for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The impressive performance of the Vodafone Fiji 7s team at the HSBC USA 7s has raised many eyebrows with overseas clubs likely ... Read More »

Fiji draw Samoa, Canada, Belgium at Hong Kong 7s

The Vodafone Fiji 7s side have drawn Samoa, Canada and newcomers Belgium in Pool A of the Hong Kong 7s, scheduled for the 27th to 29th of next month – round six of the HSBC World Sevens Series Runners-up in Las Vegas and winners the week before in Wellington, New Zealand, are joined by Tasman rival Australia alongside Portugal and ... Read More »

War of words over U.S.A 7s dream team selection

A war of words has erupted on social media after two Fijians, two New Zealanders and three members of the U.S.A side were chosen as the 7s dream team after the series leg in Las Vegas, Nevada, this morning. Much of the ranting on Twitter had to do with the fact that no member of the South African side, which ... Read More »

Fiji win U.S.A 7s, remain in third place

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side beat New Zealand 35-19 in the Cup final of the U.S.A 7s in Las Vegas, but remained third on the overall standings in the race to qualify for a place in the Rio Olympics next year. A fast and furious start gave Fiji a 21-0 lead at half-time through a try to ... Read More »

Fiji beat Blitzbokke, on to U.S.A 7s final

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side advanced to the U.S.A 7s final after beating South Africa 24-19 at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Fiji got off the blocks with tries to Semi Kunatani, a 75-metre dash from an intercept by Viliame Mata and Jerry Tuwai to lead 19-0 at half-time. A try from the kick-off to ... Read More »

Fiji through to U.S.A 7s Cup semis

SIAN ROLLS The Vodafone Fiji 7s side scampered to the Cup semifinals of the U.S.A 7s in Las Vegas after overcoming France 31-10 in the quarterfinals. A try from Samisoni Viriviri and a hat-trick to Savenaca Rawaca gave Fiji a commanding 24-0 lead at half-time. The French scored just after the break, but Sitiveni Waqa put the result beyond doubt ... Read More »

Fiji beat NZ, top Las Vegas pool

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side topped their pool at the U.S.A 7s after overcoming New Zealand 14-12 at a packed Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. New Zealand opened the scoring through Joe Webber after a quick penalty, unhealthy before Savenaca Rawaca touched down after some good attacking from Fiji. The teams were locked 7-7 at half-time. ... Read More »

Fiji hold on after classic Welsh comeback

By ANA VURU Wales took the Vodafone Fiji 7s side to the wire before succumbing 24-28 to give the Ben Ryan-coached team its second victory at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and guarantee a Cup quarterfinal placing. Fiji’s defensive frailties were again on show as the side raced away to a 28-7 lead at half-time, before the Welsh ... Read More »

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