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Fiji miss Cup quarters for first time in their history

Posted On: 6 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

Fiji miss Cup quarters for first time in their history

Fiji have missed out on the Cup quarter-finals for the first time in the 21-year history of the World Rugby Sevens Series round in Dubai, the men's series champions finishing third in Pool A behind France and Argentina on points difference.
The three teams all won two matches and lost one to finish on seven points, but France's points difference was one better than Argentina at +28 with Fiji's only +14. As a result, the best Fiji can hope for is ninth place and a maximum of eight series points now, providing they overcome Canada on Saturday at 16:06 local time .
Fiji's downfall was a 24-21 loss to Argentina, who capitalised on the yellow card to Vilimoni Botitu in the final play of the game to cause the shock of the day and beat the Fijians for the first time since Vancouver in 2017. It was also Fiji's first pool defeat in Dubai since England beat them back in 2010.
Australia, defending Dubai champions New Zealand and South Africa were the other pool winners and the only teams with a perfect record of...

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