Fijiana prevent Canada comeback in second Olympic 7s pool game

Reapi Uluinasau scored a try in each half as the Fijiana showed a form that was a far cry from the jittery side that lost 5-12 to the French earlier in the day as they romp to a 26-12 convincing victory over Canada in their second pool game at the Tokyo Stadium.

A more composed, dominating Fijiana took to centre stage in the second game and commanded it from the start, touching down within the first 30 seconds of the game via Reapi Uluinasau. They extended their lead with two more tries including one from Viniana Riwai who had scored Fiji’s lone try in the game against France.

Fiji led 21-0 at half-time.

Uluinasau scored Fiji’s fourth in the opening minute of the second half before Canada responded with two successive tries, but it was not enough to change their fate.

The Fijiana will take on Brazil in their final pool game scheduled for a 12midday kick-off tomorrow. Despite the win, Fiji remain third on the pool standings behind France and Canada. Canada are ahead after their big 33-0 win over Brazil who bring up the tail end of Pool B

Fiji still have a chance to finish in the top two of their pool if they beat Brazil by more than 12 points and hope France win over Canada.

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