Fiji defeat Samoa 22-12 in pool match

Fiji will for the first time this season reach the quarter-final of the HSBC World Rugby Series after defeating Samoa 22-12 in their Pool A match of the Hamilton 7s in New Zealand.

Skipper Waisea Nacuqu scored two tries in the first half before Samoa fought back from tries to Tuna Tuitama and Motu Opetai to close the contest 12-10 before half time.

The Fijians regrouped in the second half and managed to cross the whitewash twice to  Vuiviwa Naduvalo and Manueli Maisamoa to top the pool the Fiji Times reports.

The Ben Gollings-coached side awaits the second team from South Africa and Argentina to meet in the quarter-final tomorrow.

Samoa won their first match against Kenya 31-5 followed by a loss in their second pool match against France 21-19 earlier today.


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