NZ ousted by Fiji

Waikato Times - - Sport -

Fiji en­sured a sec­ond quar­ter­fi­nal exit in the space of a week for New Zealand with a dom­i­nant vic­tory in the Sin­ga­pore Sevens yes­ter­day. With mem­o­ries still fresh of their Hong Kong tour­na­ment tri­umph a week ear­lier, Fiji scored three tries to one to end New Zealand’s ti­tle hopes with a 19-5 win. New Zealand were elim­i­nated from the main draw in Hong Kong by France, who went on to lose the fi­nal to Fiji. Tim Mikkel­son opened the scor­ing for New Zealand but Fiji struck back quickly via Jo­sua Vaku­run­abili. Then with a man in the sin­bin Fiji took con­trol with a try to Li­vai Koroigasagasa late in the half as New Zealand missed their fifth tackle of the open­ing stanza. Fiji led 12-5 at the break, then forged clear with a try to Vil­imoni Botitu.

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