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Aussie women's Sevens team hot in Fiji

AAP logoAAP 11/11/2016

Australia's women's team have piled on 142 points and conceded just one try in three games on the opening day of the Oceania Sevens rugby tournament in Fiji.

The news wasn't so rosy for Australia's men's team, who lost captain John Porch to a fractured leg and then went down to Samoa in their last pool match on Friday.

The women's side, who won gold at the Rio Olympics, easily accounted for the Solomon Islands (54-0), Cook Islands (43-0) and Tonga (45-5) at ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Australia's women's coach Tim Walsh was fairly sure who they'll face in the tournament decider on Saturday.

"By the way it is standing it will be an Australia-Fiji final game," he said.

"Looking at them today, they were at their best so it's going to be an awesome test for everybody."

Australian's men's team were victorious in their first three matches - edging out Cook Islands 12-7 and thrashing Solomon Islands 43-0 and New Caledonia 57-5 - before losing 24-5 to Samoa.

The tournament is being used as the final opportunity for teams to finalise their preparations for the first round of the Sevens world series in Dubai on December 1-3.

Porch is set to miss the start of the world series after fracturing his right leg only three minutes into the opening match against the Solomon Islands.

"It was a big disappointment losing John Porch," Australia's men's coach Andy Friend said.

"It looks like he'll be out for a few months."

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