Fijiana 7s fourth in Japan

Fijiana 7s finish fourth in Japan

The Fijiana were denied a famous victory against reigning World Series and Olympic champions Australia in the playoff for bronze at the inaugural Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan.

Fiji led 12-0 half-time and 17-7 midway through the second half but conceded two tries in the final four minutes to go down 19-17.

Captain Ana Maria Roqica and Miriama Naiobasali were both named in the Kitakyushu tournament Dream Team, while Naiobasali was the second highest point-scorer over the weekend.

Fiji's only other semifinal appearance on the World Series was in Guangzhou in April 2014.