August 14, 2022

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Spain prepares for conflict with Fijiana and New Zealand

Spain prepares for conflict with Fijiana and New Zealand

The team, led by Rusila Nagasou, will clash with New Zealand’s reigning champions and gold medalists in Group B at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In addition, the group includes the United States (USA) and Canada.

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team reached the final of the Seven World Series on December 4, 2021 in Dubai. Kneeling (from left) Lavena Kaur and Mereni Rokosov. Standing (from left to right) are Aloci Nakoshi, Ana Maria Naimasi, Vasiti Solikovitti, Joshua Maditoka (physio), Chechenley Donu, Lisana Likuseva, Richelie Daveva, Riapi Uluvinasa, Vani Puleki, Ana Maria Rojica, Rusila Nakoza. Photo: World Rugby

The Fijiana 7s are in a tough spot in the next round of the HSBC World Sevens Series to be held in Spain from January 21-23.

The team, led by Rusila Nagasou, will clash with New Zealand’s reigning champions and gold medalists in Group B at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In addition, the group includes the United States (USA) and Canada.

During the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, the Fijians took New Zealand to the crossbar, where they lost 22-17.

In Dubai, Fijiana’s team beat Australia 15-5 for the second time to reach the second Cup final, and are now second in the HSBC series points table.

In Division A, they face Australia, Spain, Ireland and Poland, who are leading the series. France tops Group C, followed by Russia, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Nakoshi Brilla

Fijiana’s utility company Aloci Nakosi is ranked second in the DHL Impact Player rankings.

Nakoshi had 61 points with 13 tackles, 6 breaks, 6 wins and 18 runs, while Australian captain Charlotte Koslick led the way with 75-8 tackles, 6 breaks, 9 wins and 31 runs.

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During the second round of the Dubai tournament, Nakoshi was the highest scorer for the Fijiana 7s with 6 attempts, followed by Rebe Uluvinasov with 4 attempts and Chechenley Donu with 3 attempts.