5 Dec 2014

Sport: Fiji women through to Dubai 7s quarters

9:46 am on 5 December 2014

Fiji have scraped into the quarter finals despite a mixed start to the opening round of the Women's World Sevens Series in Dubai.

The Fijiana were outclassed 26-0 by England and 47-5 by Canada in their opening pool clashes before beating Brazil 21-12 to set up a last eight clash against defending champions Australia.

New Zealand play Russia, England take on France while the USA, will take on neighbours Canada in the other quarter final match-ups.

The top four teams at the end of the six-round competition will secure a direct path to the Rio Olympics in 2016.