Fiji Airways’ number 7 player, Waisea Nacuqu, became the sixth national player to reach 100 World Series attempts.
Votua man Ba scored a brace in Fiji’s 27-12 win over England in the first Vancouver 7s billiards match.
Fiji starts the game without Jerry Tuwai with Filipo Bukayaro in the middle.
Vuiviawa Naduvalo continued his form from Singapore with a test from the first minute after some excellent goals from rider Kaminieli Rasaku.
Two minutes later, Nacuqu came on as Fiji’s second substitute after being set up by Josua Vakurunabili and captain Tevita Daugunu.
As the first half drew to a close, young Bukayaro hurt England’s defense from his own half with some brilliant footwork before plunging wide to take a 17-0 lead at the break. .
Nacuqu scored the second in the second spell and the 100th in the Series.
England tried again before Rasaku signed for Fiji when he penetrated the defense to score.
Although England had the final say in the match with their second attempt, Fiji ended the match.
The national team last won the Vancouver 7s in 2018.
Fiji’s next matches are against Kenya at 9:04 am and USA at 12:35 pm today.
Kenya had previously beaten the US with a score of 19-17.
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