Fiji Ruby Sevens on a Level of Their Own


27 January 2019, Apia Samoa. Fiji hammered USA 38-0 in the Hamilton 7s final before a sold out FMG Stadium Waikato that could have been mistaken for the ANZ National Stadium in Suva, with Fijian flags flooding the crowd.

Hamilton Stadium packed with Fijian supporters. PC Maria Melei
You’d think it was Suva ANZ National Stadium. PC Maria Melei

The Olympic Champions seem to be moving ahead on a level of their own, scoring 100 points in the second day of the tournament:  Canada 33-7 CupQF, South Africa 29-7 Cup Semis, and USA 38-0 in the Cup final.

On day 1 they beat Wales 54-7 and Argentina 33-24, with Australia 26-19 being the closest match for the Flying Fijians.

Fiji conceded only two tries on day 2, while thumping Canada and South Africa in the Cup Quarters and Semi Final. USA were left tryless while the Fijian crossed over for six super tries in the decider.

Fiji are pooled with Samoa, England and Japan for the upcoming Syndey leg of the tournament.

Fijians remain focused and always seen praying on the rugby field.