Fiji beat Great Britain 33-7 and closed the group stage in first place


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Fiji beat Great Britain 33-7 and closed the group stage in first place

With New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, the United States and Great Britain already qualified for the quarterfinals, the closing of the group stage of the Olympic Games with Canada’s victory over Japan 36-12 and Fiji’s triumph over Great Britain by. Boards. Fixture.

Group A

In the previous to what was the triumph of Los Pumas 7s against Australia, New Zealand beat South Korea 52-5. Although the superiority of those in black was always noticed, the first half seemed to anticipate an even match. With a try by Jeong Yeong Sik, the Korean national team managed to go to rest one try down. But the indiscipline of the Asians, generated by the pressure of those in black, ended up breaking the match that saw 6 New Zealand tries, which were scored by Mikkelson, Warbrick in duplicate, Nanai-Seturo, Nicole, Knewstubb and a penalty try.

In the second match, the Kiwis prevailed over Argentina, while Australia did the same and thrashed the Koreans by a forceful

B Group

At the closing of the group, and the second day of competition, Fiji beat Britain by and closed the first stage at the top of Group B. For his part. Canada defeated 36-12 a Japan, the local and semifinalist of the last edition of the Games, and left him with no chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals.

Previously, on the first day of competition, Fiji He did not disappoint and won, with a little work, to Japan 24-19 in the game that opened the sevens competition in Tokyo 2020. In the second turn, the islanders triumphed again with less work than the previous match, this time defeating Canada from 28 to 14 and those who visited the Ingoles were Jiuta Wainiqolo, Napolioni Bolaca, Asaeli Tuivuaka, Waisea Nacuqu and Aminiasi Tuimaba for the winner; while Justin Douglas and Captain Nathan Hirayama discounted for the Canadians. On the same day, Great Britain also beat both rivals, first to the Americans by 24-0 with tries by Robbie Ferguson, Ross MCcan and Dan Norton in duplicate and later to the locals by 34-0 with conquests of Ben Harris, Alex Davies, Tom Mitchell, Dan Bibby, Ethan Waddleton and Harry Glover .

Group C

Finally, the duels corresponding to the Group C. At the first of the crosses, South Africa won 33-14 a Ireland. The Blitzboks dominated from the first minute and prevailed against a European team that had a hard time getting into the game. Tries were scored by Davids, Visser, Geduld, Dry and Gans for South Africa, and Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy in Ireland. Also by the same group, United States defeated 19-14 a Kenya in one of the most even duels of these first six matches of these Olympic Games.

In the Argentine morning, in the two games that meant the closing of the first day of competition in Tokyo, Las Águilas won just enough over El Trébol by 19 to 17 with three tries per side. While Steve Tomasin, Madison Hughes and Perry Baker reached the ingoal for the winning team, in the rival the conquests were of Harry McNulty, Foster Horan and Hugo Lennox. In the last match of the day, South Africa had to work hard against Kenya and with tries from Selvyn Davids and Siviwe Soyizwapi they managed to win by a tight 14-5.


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