Ratu Filise upset Thun­der­bolts

Fiji Sun - - Sport - LEONE CABENATABUA leonec@fi­jisun.com.fj

Ratu Filise caused the big­gest upset of the first day of the Cen­tral Coast In­ter­na­tional 7s tour­na­ment in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia yes­ter­day. The Amenoni Nasi­lasila cap­tained­side beat the Aussie Thun­der­bolts 21-12 in their pool opener. The Thun­der­bolts com­prised mem­bers of the Aus­tralian 7s team as they pre­pare for 2016/17 World Sevens Se­ries. In their open­ing clash Dave­talevu man­aged to hold Tabadamu 5-5 while Hide­away Hur­ri­canes edged out New­town 14-5. The Po­lice side proved too strong for Uluinakau 140. Aus­tralian men’s head coach Andy Friend is look­ing to build a sevens squad with a mix of ex­pe­ri­ence and youth, af­ter the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. “The Cen­tral Coast Sevens is a fan­tas­tic tour­na­ment and for us it gives us an op­por­tu­nity to look at play­ers across the two teams as we con­tinue to build for the World Sevens Se­ries,” he said. “With a pe­riod of change for us, this is an ex­cit­ing time for play­ers to put their hand up for se­lec­tion and se­cure a spot in our squad head­ing into the World Se­ries.” The tour­na­ment con­tin­ues to­day. Re­sults: ANU 12-29 NSW 7s, Dave­talevu 5-5 Tabadamu, Hide­away Hur­ri­canes 14-5 New­town, ACT Brumbies 22-7 Syd­ney Univer­sity, Po­lice 14-0 Uluinakau, Aus­tralian Devel­op­ment 33-0 Na­tional In­dige­nous, Ratu Filise 21-12 Aussie Thun­der­bolts, Toloa Old Boys 12-12 West Har­bour, Hide­away Hur­ri­canes 46-5 Syd­ney Univer­sity, New­town 17-19 ACT Brumbies, Aus­tralia Thun­der­bolts 31-7 West Har­bour, Ratu Filise 37-7 Toloa Old Boys, Po­lice 45-5 Na­tional In­dige­nous, Uluinakau 33-12 Aus­tralia Devel­op­ment, Dave­talevu 10-19 NSW 7s, Tabadamu 43-0 Aus­tralia Uniroos. Edited by Osea Bola

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