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Fiji thrash Kiwis for title

2012-10-14 12:18

Gold Coast, Australia - Alipate Raitini scored three tries as Fiji overwhelmed New Zealand 32-14 on Sunday to win the Gold Coast Sevens, the first leg of the International Rugby Board's Sevens World Series.

Raitini touched down twice in the first half as Fiji dashed to a 17-7 half-time lead and completed his hat trick less than a minute into the second spell, sealing his team's win.

Joji Baleviani Raqamate, Ilai Tinai and Levani Botia also scored for Fiji, who won by six tries to two. New Zealand, who won the World Series last year for the 10th time, scored a try in each half through Tim Mikkelson and Kylem O'Donnell.

Both Fiji and New Zealand dropped a match in pool play on Saturday but rallied to win their quarter-finals and semi-finals, setting up Sunday's final showdown.

Results from the second day of the Gold Coast Sevens, the opening leg of the IRB's Sevens World Series, on Sunday:

Cup

Final

Fiji 32 New Zealand 14

Third place playoff

South Africa 41 Kenya 7

Plate final

Argentina 14 France 7

Bowl final


Spain 19 England 14

Shield final


Scotland 40 USA 5

Cup semi-finals

New Zealand 15 Kenya 5
Fiji 21 South Africa 10

Plate semi-finals


Argentina 17 Australia 14
France 21 Samoa 7

Bowl semi-finals

Spain 26 Wales 17
England 24 Canada 19

Shield semi-finals

Scotland 33 Portugal 0
USA 33 Tonga 26

Cup quarter-finals

South Africa 26 France 14
Fiji 19 Samoa 7
New Zealand 12 Argentina 7
Kenya 21 Australia 14

Bowl quarter-finals


Canada 31 Portugal 0
England 35 Scotland 7
Wales 27 USA 19
Spain 24 Tonga 7

AP

Comments
  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-14 12:26

    Wrong!!! Should read... New Zealand ousted by Fiji!

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 12:34

      Wrong again.Should read...New Zealand got properly spanked by Fiji!

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-14 12:41

      You don't get sacasm do you? Very bitter, but not too bright hey Sean!

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 12:47

      And neither do you.Cause you a dumb fart in the wind.Not bitter at all,just extremely happy when ***wipes like youself that gloats about the All Blacks,get a nice spanking by someone else.

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-14 13:30

      Well said sean

      fatu.esialai - 2012-10-14 13:50

      Well, enjoy the moment Sean. It's not likely to happen again for a while.

      raj.nadsanem - 2012-10-14 13:52

      Sean. Maybe we should spell "spanked" with a "F".

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-14 18:59

      LOL...arent they funny jmmy? lol I think anything starting with the NZ is a cause of pain to saffas so they like to stress any error of nz but not their own, just too funny.

      Caleb - 2012-10-15 01:56

      I always find it funny that someone will rubbish another country's team, when their own team finished below them in the comp.

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 12:29

    Where is that nzbro.allblack now? You got properly walloped and spanked by Fiji.You thought with all your BS comments about South Africa and this forum's writing of articles, that your All Blacks are invincible.Not so mighty now are you,you sod. A big thanks to FIJI for crushingly bringing down to earth the All Blacks.Fiji are Sevens Rugby supremo's.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-14 12:33

      He's asleep as it's the middle of the night in NZ... Study much geography?

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 12:41

      Go on then go wake his sorry *** up then so I can rub this news all over his face.

      leroy.c.arendse - 2012-10-14 13:52

      sean do you understand how sevens rugby works? do yourself a favour and and check it out first before commenting

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-14 17:25

      Fiji are worthy winners and no excuses whatsoever, not like you Bok supporters. Oh and I suggest you tell that lady in the photograph to stop licking your face, she is bound to get rabies.

      troy.kimpton.5 - 2012-10-14 17:39

      they arent the allblacks

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 17:56

      @lionel.schultz.1 And you got smallpox.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-14 19:04

      hello sean. sorry I missed it, I was asleep. but good on fiji. I did not expect a walk over, they are by far a better team than the boks and very very fast indeed. A well deserved win and something the Fijians can be really proud of. I am aware the NZ team is blooding 6 new players sp they will learn as the tournament continues.The NZ 7's I dont think are invincible, only the seniors.

      Caleb - 2012-10-15 01:57

      typical bitter Saffa, i think you should just worry about your own teams bro, they arent exactly in great state

      Caleb - 2012-10-15 01:59

      When someone like Sean makes comments like this, it just reaks of angriness about how his fifteen a side team a constantly whipping boys to NZ, watch out for Northern Hemisphere tour, thats gonna be hilarious.

  • fatu.esialai - 2012-10-14 12:54

    Now this is a legitimate headline. Nobody would dispute that fact Fiji were the best team in this tournament, and the fact NZ were thrashed in "this" match. I think what nzbro.allblack and others were alluding to in previous threads was the inconsistency and blatant bias shown in by the publishers here at news24. Either way, the points are spread out among the teams and preparations will be made for the next tournament in Dubai in 6 weeks. Well played all teams, and a well placed third to South Africa (just like they placed in the Rugby Championship).

      fatu.esialai - 2012-10-14 14:01

      Where did you get this fact from? I think, Mr. Burger, you are pulling your facts from your a@se.

      ej.smith.589 - 2012-10-14 14:05

      Facts? SA is 3rd. Its been confirmed on the rugby championship website.

      fatu.esialai - 2012-10-14 14:12

      Yes, it seems everyone except Mr. Burger knows this.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-14 14:41

      Wrong! 3rd in the Championship!

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-14 17:32

      I echo your sentiments and thanks for pointing out who is in 3rd placeafter the first round of the 7's and who eneded up 3rd in the Rugby Championship. Just a little stat to end with. In 38 games played between the All Blacks and Boks in the Tri Nations/Rugby Championship, All Blacks have won a staggering 27 and the Boka just 11.

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-14 17:35

      You are wrong Burger Geldenhys as number of wins count before points diiferences and the Aussies won 3 and the Boks only 2.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-14 19:07

      cheers Fatu. it is necessary to spell the obvious to theses clowns. I have no issue with being beaten. Its the manner in which its reported on the media in this forum that I have a problem with. :)

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-14 19:10

      yes , thats the other thing fella's, many saffas on this site observe the world with blinkers on , hence the "2nd" place belief in the championship. "Reality" is not their strongest point.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-14 21:19

      @nzbro.allblack You gripe about the reporting done by this News24 website and its wrongly perceived bias towards SA sports teams and yet your ****ing New Zealand reporting does exactly the same and even worse.Here is an example: "The Silver Ferns(New Zealand) have opened their Quad Series campaign with a predictable thumping of South Africa in Adelaide tonight." Silver Ferns thump South Africa in opener by AARON GOILE Updated 20:12 14/10/2012 The Quad Series match - New Zealand vs South Africa. So it's easy for you go and call Saffa's this,that and the other and then your bloody country does the same k^k.Stop visiting our websites with your garbage comments and stick to you own BS.

      johnson.burger.7 - 2012-10-14 23:21

      Hahaha Seans gonna cry

      Caleb - 2012-10-15 02:08

      Sean you douche, 36 goal difference in Netball is a thrashing, would anyone else deny this? Sport24, and people like you just relish in anything or anyone that downs NZ, fair enough, bitterness and 'woe is me' attitudes are pre-requisites of being South African, but at least get the facts right and look at things objectively. The previous article thats stated NZ got thrashed which it clearly was not a thrashing in the context of Sevens. This article however reflects the truth. But go on, keep hating everything to do with NZ, the vehemence is very funny.

      Caleb - 2012-10-15 02:09

      Sorry do you own the website sean?

      kevin.ohanlon.73 - 2012-10-15 07:25

      @leroy, no they only managed 5th or 6th in the world cup last year!!

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-15 07:39

      oh dear sean. I understand your frustrations and anger. I think your bitter comments are a result of repetitive disappointments in your team's consistent poor performances just when you think they are on a winning streak like boks/oz match and then the bok 7/ Nz 7's victories they both let you down with a thump! which is enough to make one angry. We understand. I do recommend that you seek urgent counselling to deal with your issues and perhaps include some anger management before you suffer a heart attack. You could help yourself a great deal if you start your treatment by living in reality and accepting that there are some things in life you cannot change like the boks consistent losses and of course visitors on this site from other countries. Deleting our truthful comments does not and will not change reality for you. If you or N24 cannot handle criticism then do not open the door to an internet forum for comments which would better suite the saffa way of thinking with blinkers on believing their own alternative reality. And cut out the verbal abuse matey, you only serve to confirm what we think of you. ( not capable of intelligent debate ) which is sad for a man of your ability as recorded elsewhere on this site I note. :)

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-15 07:49

      Sean.. I forgot to mention the NZ 7's coach commented about his teams loss and this is what he said: " "It was a great start for us," he said, "to come here with these new young players and get to the final and just sit behind Fiji now." " I thought coming into the tournament if we had made the top four I would have been really happy..... "And when we made that and then into the top two I was even happier...." So Sean 6 new members of the 7's team to reach the final is enormous and a great start. The loss would be good for them and give them something to strive for. An early victory might have made them become tall poppy's. Very happy for Fiji. They played damn well and are worthy opponents. We shall see at the end of this tournament who stands as overall victor.

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