New Zealand win IRB Wellington 7's
February 6, 2004

New Zealand has beaten Fiji 33-15 in the final of the International Sevens tournament in Wellington.

The defending champions scored five tries to three in a dominant display against a committed Fijian side.

Fijian Filmone Bolavuce opened the scoring when he crossed inside the first minute.

The New Zealand side was on top from then on though, opening up a 19-5 lead by half time.

Antony Tuitavake, Justin Wilson and Matua Parkinson all crossed for the home side before the change over with Wilson converting all but his own try.

The Fijians hit back early in the second half, scoring twice to close the gap to four points but were unable to carry on in the same fashion.

Brad Wilson crossed twice in the dying minutes for New Zealand to put the match beyond doubt and both tries were converted by Justin Wilson.

New Zealand. Tries: Anthony Tuitavake, Justin Wilson, Matua Parkinson and Brad Fleming (2). Conversions: Wilson (4)

Fiji: Tries: Filimone Bolavucu, Temesia Kaumaia and Mikaele Leawere.

Results from the International Sevens in Wellington:

Quarter-finals: England 19 bt Samoa 7, Fiji 19 bt Tonga 10, South Africa 34 bt France 7, New Zealand 45 bt Kenya 0

Semi-finals: Fiji 15 bt England 10 (extra time), New Zealand 26 bt South Africa 5

Final: New Zealand 33 bt Fiji 15


Semi-finals: Tonga 21 bt Samoa 17, Kenya 21 bt France 19

Final: Tonga 38 bt Kenya 12


Quarter-finals: AUSTRALIA 36 bt Niue 5, Canada 19 bt United States 10, Argentina 40 bt Cook Islands 7, Korea 24 bt Papua New Guinea 12

Semi-finals: AUSTRALIA 21 bt Canada 19, Argentina 36 bt Korea 19

Final: Argentina 31 bt AUSTRALIA 26


Semi-finals: United States 22 bt Niue 17 (extra time), Cook Islands 31 bt Papua New Guinea 14

Final: United States 43 bt Cook Islands 26

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