USA 26, Fiji 19 – London 2016


Why this game?
This was the USA’s lone win against Fiji during the 2015-2016 circuit as Fiji went 4-1 with wins by 10, 9, 7 and 5. Pool mates in Rio, I’m curious what to expect when they match up on August 10th.

As the third-place match in London, this was the last game of the season for both teams. The Americans dropped a disappointing semi-final to Scotland after thrashing New Zealand in the quarters. Fiji clinched the series in their quarter-final win over France before losing to South Africa by 5 in their semi-final. Fiji seemingly had little motivation for the game and confirmed this by turning over the first three kickoffs.

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