Fiji placed third in Nanjing

Australia defends against China in the women's competition. Photo: Xinhua

Australia defends against China in the women’s competition. Photo: Xinhua

Fiji dropped to the third spot behind Argentina (1) and France (2) in the rugby sevens competition at the Nanjing Youth Olympics after the second day of proceedings at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park.

After two losses yesterday to France 12-17 and then to Argentina 0-21, the Fijians have to beat Kenya in their last pool match today to make sure they proceed in the semi-finals that will be held tonight.

Argentina with 12 points has now become favourites to clinch the gold medal after winning all four of their matches against France 19-7, Japan 40-12, Kenya 32-5 and Fiji 21-0; but anything can happen in the knockout stages tonight.

France is second on the points table at 10 points after recording three wins and a loss while Fiji is even with Japan on eight points after Japan secured two wins against the US 22-10 and Kenya 27-24.

The US on four points and Kenya on five points will be vying for 5th and sixth placing before the semi-finals tonight.

In the final pool matches today France plays Japan at 2.30pm (Fiji Time), Argentina is lined up against the US at 3pm and Fiji faces Kenya at 3.30pm.

The fifth and sixth match playoffs will be held at 8pm while the first semi-finals match will kick off at 10pm followed by the second semi-finals which will be the final match of the day at 10.30pm.

Every try, tackle and pass from the men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens events at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be available live and on demand at

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