Fijiana wins final match in Dubai
2 December, 2018, 12:11 pm
THE Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team finished in 11th spot at the end of competition in the 2018 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai.
The team had a poor start when the Ro Alivereti Doviverata-coached side lost its opening two pool games against Canada 38-7 and France 29-15.
The side bounced back to beat Spain in the final pool match 17-5 to book a spot in the Challenge Trophy semi-final.
Lady luck was not our side as the Fijiana side was pipped by China in a very close match 12-10.
After the loss to China, the side was relegated to the playoff for the 11th spot where they managed to beat Kenya 15-5 to finish second last in the 12-team women’s competition in Dubai.
After competing in the first two rounds of the 2018/2019 women’s competition in Colorado and Dubai, the team will return home and turn its focus and preparation to the next tournament to be held in Sydney in February.