Fiji beats Argentina but fails to make quarter-final – FBC News

The Fiji 7s thrashed Argentina 40-7 in its final pool game this morning.

However, the win was not enough to secure their place in the Cup quarter-finals.

It’s the second time that Fiji has failed to make the top eight in Dubai.

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Waisea Nacuqu scored a double in the first half while captain Josua Vakurinabili and Kaminieli Rasaku added a try each.

Fiji was leading 26-nil at the break.

The national side came into the match with two losses to France and Spain.

Argentina came out firing in the second spell and managed to score their first try inside the first minute.

Fiji’s defense stood out against Argentina with Rasaku,Vakurinabili and Nacuqu standing out.

Nacuqu ran in for his hat-trick with a minute remaining before Elia Canakaivata wrapped the game up with a converted try.

MATCH TIME TEAM 1 SCORE TEAM 2 POOL
FRIDAY 03 December
M1 05:44PM Fiji 17 – 22 France Pool C
M3 5:44PM Australia 21 – 14 Kenya Pool B
M2 6:06PM Argentina 21 – 14 Spain Pool C
M4 6:28PM USA 38 – 14 Canada Pool B
M5 6:50PM Great Britain 24 – 21 Ireland Pool A
M6 7:12PM South Africa 48 – 0 Japan Pool A
M7 9:14PM Fiji 19 – 33 Spain Pool C
M8 9:36PM Argentina 21 – 14 France Pool C
M9 09:58PM Australia 24 – 17 Canada Pool B
M10 10:20PM USA 24 – 21 Kenya Pool B
M11 10:42PM Great Britain 36 – 14 Japan Pool A
M12 11:04PM South Africa 21 – 12 Ireland Pool A
SATURDAY 04 December
M13 12:36AM France 33 – 14 Spain Pool C
M14 1:24AM Argentina 7 – 40 Fiji Pool C
M15 1:46AM Kenya Canada Pool B
M16 2:08AM USA Australia Pool B
M17 3:35AM Ireland Japan Pool A
M18 4:33AM South Africa Great Britain Pool A
SATURDAY 04 December
M23 5:44PM Best 4th 2nd Best 4th 9th Place Semi-Final
M19 5:44PM 1st Pool B Best 3rd Cup Quarter-finals
M24 6:06PM 3rd Best 3rd 3rd Best 4th 9th Place Semi-Final
M20 6:06PM 1st Pool C 2nd Pool A Cup Quarter-finals
M21 6:28PM 2nd Pool B 2nd Pool C Cup Quarter-finals
M22 6:50PM 1st Pool A 2nd Best 3rd Cup Quarter-finals
M25 9:35PM Loser M19 Loser M20 5th Place Semi-Final
M26 9:57PM Loser M21 Loser M22 5th Place Semi-Final
M27 10:24PM Winner M19 Winner M20 Cup Semi-Final
M28 10:46PM Winner M21 Winner M22 Cup Semi-Final
M29 09:16PM Loser M23 Loser M24 11th Place Play-Off
M30 9:38PM Winner M23 Winner M24 9th Place Play-Off
Sunday 05 December
M31 1:26AM Loser M25 Loser M26 7th Place Play-Off
M32 1:03AM Winner M25 Winner M26 5th Place Play-Off
M33 2:29AM Loser M27 Loser M28 3rd Place Play-Off
M34 3:26AM Winner M27 Winner M 28 Cup Final

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