Fiji U18 finish fifth

Members of the Fiji U18 Rugby team during training at Bidesi ground .Picture:ATU RASEA/FILE

THE Fiji U18 have finished in fifth place after beating the Tonga Barbarians in the World Schools 7s plate final at Pakuranga in Auckland yesterday.

Fiji U18 coach Masi Saqanivere said it was not the finish they were after, but was glad to see the future stars of Fiji rugby showcase themselves. “Out development continues and I believe the boys will take home more with them when they leave here,” Saqanivere said.

Fiji had lost narrowly in the cup quarter-final to Australia but did enough to not return home empty handed.

Meanwhile, the Rugby Academy Fiji U18 girls team beat Natives Indigenous Australians 30-7 taking the open girls shield title with their counterparts RAF U18 boys team beating Sydney Pasifika 21-12 to win the open grade boys bowl final.

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