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28 January, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Fiji Airways Fiji 7s forward Paula Dranisinukula on attack against Samoa during the HSBC World Sevens Series Sydney 7s tournament at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney Australia on Friday

"Everyone got a good run over the past two days, we have no nerves because we have so much confidence in each other", she said.

While proud of the side's ability to scrap and claw, Friend warned they needed to sharpen their decision making against the current World Series leaders.

New Zealand scrambled desperately in defence but were unable to stop the massive Vakurunabili crashing over and giving Fiji first place in the pool.

Fiji was leading 14-5 in the first half with tries from Amenoni Nasilasila and Mesulame Kunavula.

They scored 26 unanswered points in a straightforward victory over Canada.

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Tom Lucas scored with less than a minute remaining to give Australia the vital win after Scotland had gone ahead 21-17 with Max McFarland's try only minutes earlier. As a team we have seen progression in such a short amount of time, although potentially not reflected in our finishing position.

The Canadians are out of the running for the main Cup trophy but will play Samoa on Sunday in the Challenge quarter-final.

A SIZZLING try from Emma Tonegato has capped Australia's march into the Sydney Sevens semi-final.

Canada, ranked seventh in the world, ended its Pool D schedule with a 40-19 defeat against the No. 12 United States on Saturday.

Defensive pressure was a key to Australia's semifinal win on Saturday.

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Australia had led 17-0 at halftime courtesy of a double from Charlotte Caslick and one from Emilee Cherry.

The Aussie women have not beaten New Zealand in a major tournament since the Olympic gold medal match in Rio in 2016.

Australia and New Zealand have been battling it out for Sevens supremacy and they'll have another showdown in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. "It's going to be an epic game; they've got threats all over the place".

"They play a really up front, game and we knew that they do that but we kind of let them through and didn't make the up front tackles".

New Zealand beat Canada by four tries to nil.

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