Fiji win Sevens opener in thrilling final against Samoa

Barny 15:28 12/10/2014
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Victorious: Fiji celebrate their win.

The opening round of the 2014/15 Sevens World Series came to the Gold Coast of Australia.

This season also doubles as a qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, with the top four teams guaranteed a spot.

The final, was left to the South Islanders big boys – Fiji and Samoa.

The Fijians raced into a 26-0 lead prior to half time. 


Yet a when Tila Mealoi's try was converted the Samoans trailed Fiji by two points.








But Fiji were not to be denied and Jasa Veremalua crossed over, as they ran out 31-24 winners. And a relieved Fijian side they looked.


The tournament moves on to Dubai in early December.



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