Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Canada's rugby squad upsets Fiji at Wellington Sevens

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Canada claimed the Bowl Championship at the Wellington Sevens rugby tournament with a stunning 28-19 victory over Fiji on Saturday.

Taylor Paris scored two tries and Nathan Hirayama had four conversions for Canada, which beat Fiji for only the second time.

The win came after Canada defeated Tonga 28-5 and Spain 31-7 earlier in the day.

Story continues below advertisement

Against Fiji, Paris scored a try just 47 seconds into the game and added another at 6:18 with a convert from Hirayama to tie the game at 14.

Canada then went into halftime with a 21-14 lead after Paris found Sean Duke for another try and convert from Hirayama.

Ilai Tinai scored a try for Fiji 49 seconds into the second half, but the ensuing convert was missed. Then Canada's John Moonlight added another try and Hirayama hit his fourth convert of the match to finish off Fiji.

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.