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Sport Fiji start World Sevens series defence on positive note in Dubai

20:08  05 december  2019
20:08  05 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

HIV positive sperm bank launched in New Zealand

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Olympic champions Fiji started the defence of their world title with a 24-17 victory over Japan on the opening day of the 50th edition of the Dubai Sevens tournament on Thursday.

Captain Jerry Tuwai was on the scoresheet as Fiji began their world title defence with a victory over Japan in Dubai © Ben STANSALL Captain Jerry Tuwai was on the scoresheet as Fiji began their world title defence with a victory over Japan in Dubai

Captain Jerry Tuwai, who was a gold medallist in Rio in 2016, scored one of four tries for the Flying Fijians who pipped the US to claim their fourth global crown in June. 

Elsewhere Mike Friday's Americans beat Ireland 24-19, who have been promoted as a core team for this season's circuit.   

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New Zealand, winners in Dubai last December, hammered Wales 36-7 as Tone Ng Shiu, Kurt Baker and Ngarohi McGarvey-Black all crossed twice.

South Africa came from behind to claim a 17-12 victory over Kenya as Rosko Specman and Seabelo Senatla dotted down in the second half after trailing by seven points to the Shujaa at the break. 

On Friday, the Pacific Islanders face Argentina and France for a place in the main quarter-final draw.

In the women's tournament Stacey Waaka and Huia Harding scored two tries each as defending world and Dubai champions New Zealand hammered Japan 48-0.

The Black Ferns play England and France on Friday in the second leg of the women's series after the US won on home soil at Glendale in October.

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Tigers sign Samoan international Leilua

  Tigers sign Samoan international Leilua Samoan international and St George Illawarra forward Luciano Leilua has signed a three-year NRL deal with Wests Tigers. The 23-year-old Samoan international, who was granted a release by St George Illawarra, will join the Tigers immediately."I'm very pleased we've been able to secure a player with Luciano's talent and potential for the future," Tigers head coach Michael Maguire said. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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