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Fiji, Australia win Sevens World Cup
By Raga House | Sun 11 Sep, 2022 22:49

Fiji and Australia were crowned Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 winners in the men’s and women’s events respectively as they both defeated reigning champions New Zealand in two exhilarating finals in Cape Town.

The Flying Fijians claimed a third RWC Sevens title, their first since 2005, by beating an All Blacks side that won the last two tournaments with a superb 29-12 victory in the Championship final.

The Olympic gold medallists battled past HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions Australia in the semi-finals before running in five tries in a fiercely physical final against a New Zealand side who overcame Ireland in the last four.

Australia’s women continued their imperious 2022 form by beating New Zealand in a thrilling final to add a World Cup to the World Rugby Sevens Series and Commonwealth Games titles they’ve already claimed this year.

The top seeds edged their old rivals 24-22 as Maddison Levi ran in a hat-trick, ending double defending champions New Zealand’s 13-match winning run in the RWC Sevens and claiming a first Aussie women’s World Cup since 2009 in Dubai.

“We spoke a lot about the 2009 girls today, doing it for them and everyone back home who has left the legacy before us so we can continue it on,” said Aussie 7s star Charlotte Caslick.

History was made as Ireland’s men claimed their first bronze medal since reaching the semi-finals in 1993, coming from behind twice to beat World Series champions Australia. 

France took bronze in the women’s event with a commanding 29-7 win over the USA, as Lili Dezou ran in two tries on a dream starting debut for her country.

There were emotional scenes as South Africa coaching great Neil Powell’s nine-year reign came to an end with a big win over Samoa that earned the hosts a seventh-place finish.

Argentina took fifth thanks to a win over France, while Fijiana did the same in the women’s event with a crushing, tournament-best 53-0 victory over Canada.  

England won the men’s Challenge bracket, overcoming Uruguay in the final, while Uganda defeated Germany to claim the Bowl.

In the women’s Challenge final, Japan launched a superb second half comeback to beat Poland. 

FEROCIOUS FIJI PUT ON SHOW IN FINAL

Fiji flew out of the blocks as Joseva Talacolo went screaming down the left wing and over the try line inside 30 seconds, before Kaminieli Rasaku charged over in the corner to notch his fourth try of the weekend.

Moses Leo finished a nice passing move from the All Blacks to get them back in it, but they were soon pegged back again as Elia Canakaivata carved open the defence and Filipe Sauturaga dummied and went through to give the Olympic champions a 19-point lead at the break.

Akuila Rokolisoa got the All Blacks off to a good start with a try early in the second half, and Fiji’s problems soon piled up as Talacolo was sin-binned for a high tackle and Waisea Nucuqu was forced off with injury.

Rasaku looked set to stream through for his second try until the ball slipped out of his grasp, and the Fijians then received another yellow card as Sevuloni Mocenacagi was sent to the bin just as Talacolo returned to the fray.

But they survived the testing period without conceding, and Rokolisoa then joined Mocenacagi in the bin for obstruction to make it a six-a-side game with three minutes left.

The Fijians defended ferociously, pushing New Zealand all the way back under their own posts, and they sealed a superb victory with the final play through Pilipo Bukayaro.

UGANDA TAKE BOWL

There were scenes of celebration on the pitch and in the stands when Uganda clinched a 19-12 victory over Germany to win the Men’s Bowl competition thanks to tries from Philip Wokorach, Ian Munyani and Michael Okorach.

In the remaining placement matches, Hong Kong finished strongly by beating Tonga 19-0 to take 19th place, Korea edged Portugal 12-10 to finish 21st and Zimbabwe avoided the wooden spoon by beating Jamaica 31-17 in the 23/24 place match.

-World Rugby 


Sunday September 11, 2022

Challenge 15/16 place
Madagascar vs Colombia 19-12  -women
Scotland vs Wales 21-24

Challenge 13/14 place
Chile vs South Africa 21-19  -Women
Chile vs Canada 10-12

Challenge 11/12 place
Spain vs Brazil 17-19  -women
USA vs Kenya 26-19

Challenge Final
Poland vs Japan 12-17  -Women
Uruguay vs England 5-28

Championship 7/8 place
England vs Ireland 10-26 -Women
South Africa vs Samoa 35-5

Championship 5/6 place
Canada vs Fiji 0-53. Women
Argentina vs France  10-7

Championship Bronze Final
USA vs France 7-29 Women
Ireland vs Australia 19-14

Championship FINAL
Australia vs New Zealand 24-22 Women
New Zealand vs Fiji 12-29


Bowl semis

Jamaica vs Zimbabwe 17-31

Bowl 21/22
Portugal vs Korea 10-12

Bowl 19/20
Tonga vs Hong Kong 0-19

Bowl Final
Germany vs Uganda 12-19

5/8 Place 
South Africa vs Argentina 19-26
France vs Samoa 24-17

Championship semis
New Zealand vs France 38-7 -women
Ireland vs New Zealand 10-17
Australia vs USA  17-7Women
Australia vs Fiji 14-38



Saturday September 10, 2022
Bowl 21/24

Portugal vs Jamaica 31-7
Zimbabwe vs Korea 19-21

Bowl Semis
Germany vs Tonga 17-12
Hong Kong vs Uganda 5-14

Challenge 13/16
Chile vs Scotland 24-21
Canada vs Wales 33-19

Challenge Semis
Uruguay vs USA 21-19
England vs Kenya 36-0

Championship
New Zealand vs Argentina 12-5
France vs Australia 5-14
Samoa vs Fiji 10-21
Ireland vs South Africa  24-14


Women
Challenge Quarterfinals
Madagascar vs Spain 0-12
Colombia vs Brazil 0-33
South Africa vs Japan 12-14
Poland vs China 20-14

Women 13/16
Madagascar vs China 5-36
Colombia vs South Africa 0-27

Women Challenge Semis
Spain vs Poland 10-19
Brazil vs Japan 10-19

Women Championship quarters
Australia vs England 35-5
New Zealand vs Ireland 28-0
USA vs Canada 10-7
France vs Fiji 19-14


Pre-round of 16 Friday 9, September 2022
Ireland vs Portugal 24-0
Canada vs Zimbabwe 31-7
Samoa vs Uganda 33-7
Scotland vs Jamaica 24-7
Kenya vs Tonga 21-0
Wales vs Korea 33-10
Hong Kong vs Uruguay 7-19
Germany vs Chile 12-15

Round of 16
E
ngland vs Ireland 5-17
France vs Canada 19-12
USA vs Samoa 12-40
New Zealand vs Scotland 43-5
Argentina vs Kenya 22-7
Australia vs Uruguay 29=5
Fiji vs Wales 29-5
South Africa vs Chile 32-5

Quarterfinals Saturday Sep 10, 2022

Bowl 
Portugal vs Germany 14-21
Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong 0-28
Uganda vs Korea 12-0
Jamaica vs Tonga 0-17

Challenge Trophy
England vs Chile 35-0
Canada vs Uruguay 12-19
USA vs Wales 33-5
Scotland vs Kenya 5-24


Women
Australia vs Madagascar 48-0
USA vs Poland 39-7
Canada vs China 24-5
Fiji vs Japan 36-7
Ireland vs Brazil 24-12
England vs Spain 29-5
New Zealand vs Colombia 
France vs South Africa 


-World Rugby 

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