Bolaca heroics leads Fiji to Sydney 7s title

It was the Napolioni Bolaca show as the Fiji Airways national side beat South Africa 12-10 in the final of the Sydney 7s in Australia.

He was the key as Fiji got its maiden win in Sydney.

The win also sees Fiji move to fifth on the World Series table with 53 points.

Bolaca got Fiji on the board early before JC Pretorious replied for the Springbok 7s.

During this Josua Vakarunabuli was yellow carded for late shot.

Bolaca got the second just on the half-time as Fiji led 12-5 at the break.

Zain Davids scored to make make it 12-10 midway in the second half but Fiji held on for the win.

Meanwhile, USA defeated England 17-10 in the Bronze final.

In the women’s grade, New Zealand beat Canada 33-7.

NZ now has 96 points as leaders, while the Fijiana are seventh place with 38 points.

The Fijiana finished fifth in Sydney.

MATCH TIME TEAM 1 SCORE TEAM 2 POOL
SATURDAY 1ST FEB 2020
M1 12:57PM USA 32 – 14 Scotland Pool C
M2 01:19PM Australia 33 – 7 Japan Pool C
M3 01:41PM Argentina 14 – 52 South Africa Pool B
M4 02:03PM France 24 – 17 Samoa Pool B
M5 02:25PM Canada 28 – 19 Ireland Pool D
M6 02:47PM England 47 – 0 Spain Pool D
M8 03:09PM Fiji 28 – 14 Kenya Pool A
M8 03:31PM New Zealand 54 – 5 Wales Pool A
M9 06:24PM USA 45 – 7 Japan Pool C
M10 06:46PM Australia 31 – 14 Scotland Pool C
M11 07:08PM Argentina 28 – 21 Samoa Pool B
M12 07:30PM France 12 – 24 South Africa Pool B
M13 08:05PM Canada 12 – 28 Spain Pool D
M14 08:35PM England 19 – 12 Ireland Pool D
M15 09:05PM Kenya 21 – 26 Wales Pool A
M16 09:33PM Fiji 26 -5 New Zealand Pool A
SUNDAY 2ND FEB 2020
M17 12:07PM Scotland 21- 21 Japan Pool C
M18 12:29PM Australia 7 – 43 USA Pool C
M19 12:51PM South Africa 36 – 0 Samoa Pool B
M20 01:13PM France 5 – 17 Argentina Pool B
M21 01:35PM Ireland 26 – 10 Spain Pool D
M22 01:57PM England 26 -14 Canada Pool D
M23 02:19PM Fiji 55 – 0 Wales Pool A
M24 02:41PM New Zealand 19 – 5 Kenya Pool A
Knockout Stages
M25 05:20PM South Africa USA Cup Semifinal
M26 05:42PM Fiji England Cup Semifinal
M27 06:10PM Kenya Samoa 15th Place Playoff
M28 06:32PM Spain Japan 13th Place Playoff
M29 06:54PM Wales Scotland 11th Place Playoff
M30 06:54PM France Canada 9th Place Playoff
M31 07:38PM Argentina Ireland 7th Place Playoff
M32 08:00PM New Zealand Australia 5th Place Playoff
M33 08:59PM Loser M25 Loser M26 3rd Place Playoff
M34 09:56PM Winner M25 Winner M26 Cup Final

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