By ANA VURU
The Vodafone Fiji 7s side weathered a late Welsh comeback to win 31-17 in the first Cup quarterfinal at the Emirates Dubai 7s.
Two tries to Jerry Tuwai and one each to Semi Kunatani and Savenaca Rawaca gave Fiji a 24-0 lead at half-time.
Apisalome Waqatabu put further ahead (31-0) with a try after the break, but the Welsh replied with three tries, one of them while down to six men.
One cause for concern would be the way Fiji allowed Wales back into the game despite being 31 points ahead.