Argentina defeats woeful Fiji – FBC News

Fiji missed out on the bronze medal, losing to Argentina 19-12.

The Saiasi Fuli coached side was riddled with errors and was denied possession almost throughout the match.

Argentina controlled possession for two minutes straight into the first half.

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They were clinical with their passes allowing Joaquin Lamas to dive over for a try.

Josua Vakurunabili leveled the scores after an error from Argentina at the scrum.

Waisea Nacuqu scooped the ball, passed it to the captain who took on two defenders, offloaded to Jeremaia Matana who tossed it back to the Vatukarasa man to finish the job.

Fiji gave away possession when they couldn’t find the 10metre line from the restart.

The Santiago Gómez Cora coached side put in some nice build-up play seeing Joaquin de la Vega dived over for their second try.

Argentina punished Fiji from the restart again, they applied immense pressure on the Fijians who couldn’t connect their passes.

Daniele Yaya couldn’t get the pass and was punished when Lamas sneaked over for his second.

Panapasa Qeruqeru got Fiji back in the game after being set-up fancily by Joseva Talacolo and Filipe Sauturaga.

Argentina played the game down, keeping possession, dancing around the Fijians enough to kick the ball out as the hooter went off.

MATCH TIME TEAM 1 SCORE TEAM 2 POOL
FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER
M1 05:32PM South Africa 28 – 7 Ireland Pool C
M2 5:54PM Great Britain 17 – 12 Japan Pool C
M5 6:16PM USA 14 – 7 Kenya Pool B
M4 6:38PM Argentina 28 – 7 Spain Pool B
M3 7:00PM Australia 35 – 19 Canada Pool A
M6 7:22PM Fiji 24 – 15 France Pool A
M7 9:24PM South Africa 52 – 12 Japan Pool C
M8 9:46PM Great Britain 26 – 19 Ireland Pool C
M9 10:08PM USA 7 – 12 Spain Pool B
M10 10:30PM Argentina 22 – 17 Kenya Pool B
M11 10:30PM Australia 17 – 10 France Pool A
M12 10:52PM Fiji 29 – 14 Canada Pool A
SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER
M13 12:08AM Ireland 33 – 0 Japan Pool C
M14 12:40AM Great Britain 12 – 31 South Africa Pool C
M15 1:02AM Kenya 26 – 12 Spain Pool B
M16 1:24AM Argentina 21 – 21 USA Pool B
M17 2:35AM Canada 14 – 24 France Pool A
M18 3:33AM Fiji 17 – 12 Australia Pool A
SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER
M19 6:28PM Argentina 17 – 12 Ireland Cup Quarter-finals
M20 6:50PM South Africa 29 – 5 Australia Cup Quarter-finals
M21 7:12PM USA 35 – 17 Great Britain Cup Quarter-finals
M22 7:34PM Fiji 19 – 5 Kenya Cup Quarter-finals
M23 8:01PM Spain 45 – 14 Canada 9th Place Semi-Final
M24 8:23PM France 33 – 0 Japan 9th Place Semi-Final
M25 9:29PM Ireland 14 – 35 Australia 5th Place Semi-Final
M26 9:51PM Great Britain 33 – 5 Kenya 5th Place Semi-Final
M27 10:18PM Argentina 7 – 17 South Africa Cup Semi-Final
M28 10:40PM USA 21 – 19 Fiji Cup Semi-Final
M29 11:02PM Canada 22 – 14 Japan 11th Place Play-Off
M30 11:24PM Spain 26 – 28 France 9th Place Play-Off
Sunday 28 November
M31 12:13AM Ireland 29 – 7 Kenya 7th Place Play-Off
M32 1:15AM Australia 35 – 21 Great Britain 5th Place Play-Off
M33 2:29AM Argentina 19 – 12 Fiji 3rd Place Play-Off
M34 3:26AM South Africa USA Cup Final

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