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Jasa Veremalua of Fiji scores in the Cup semifinal as Lewis Ormond and Declan O'Donnell of New Zealand
chase during the second day of the Sevens World Series rugby tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
yesterday. AP PHOTOS
DUBAI---Fiji began the defence of its
sevens rugby world series title by win-
ning the opening leg in Dubai in style,
defeating England 28--17 in the final
The scoreline flattered England as
Fiji had its second Dubai Sevens title
in three years secure by halftime, when
it led 28--7.
Coach Ben Ryan said winning the
series again was less of a priority than
winning the Olympic gold medal in Rio
de Janeiro in nine months, but taking
the Dubai title meant they will try to
keep the roll on.
"I thought we were a bit undercooked
coming into this tournament, but (the
title) always gives you a little bit more
confidence when you know what (train-
ing) you re doing back home is work-
ing," Ryan said.
The Fijians, who conceded an early
try to England, rushed in four tries in
the three minutes before halftime.
Savenaca Rawaca burst past two
defenders to storm in, Jasa Veremalua
and Isake Katonibau followed in quick
succession from the kickoffs, then man-
of-the-tournament Jerry Tuwai, after
the halftime hooter, stepped out of a
crowd of defenders to sprint free.
Just before the posts he was clob-
bered but managed to sit up and plunk
the ball down.
Ryan praised Tuwai, who suffered
from food poisoning overnight, and
still played well.
Vatemo Ravouvou converted all four
tries, and the result was effectively cer-
Tom Bowen scored a second try for
England in the last spell, and team-
mate Phil Burgess went over in the last
Fiji beat Australia 19--12 in the quar-
terfinals, and New Zealand 19--5 in the
England twice came from behind to
overhaul the United States 24--19 in
The Americans knocked out Dubai
defending champion South Africa 21-
19 in the quarters, and finished third
by defeating New Zealand 31--12.
They had never beaten the Kiwis
before Dubai, but toppled them twice
in the desert.
The series moves on next weekend
to Cape Town, South Africa, the second
event in the ten-leg series. (AP)
Fiji flattens England 28-17 in Dubai Sevens final
SINGAPORE---Dan Tan was re-arrest-
ed this week because he was suspected
of running a global soccer match-fix-
ing syndicate and a danger to public
safety, the Singapore government said
Tan, whose real name was Tan Seet
Eng, was arrested on Tuesday, a week
after his release from jail was ordered
by the Singapore Court of Appeal,
which ruled he was not a risk to public
The Ministry of Home Affairs
released a statement saying the fresh
detention order was for Tan s "involve-
ment in global soccer match-fixing."
"The new detention order ... express-
ly sets out the grounds which show
the extent of (his) match-fixing activ-
ities from and within Singapore.
"The grounds set out the seriousness
of Dan Tan s criminal activities over
many years, their impact on public
safety, peace and good order within
Singapore, and the fact that he has
intimidated witnesses to the extent that
they continue to be unwilling to testify
against him for fear of reprisal."
Singapore s detention laws are used
in cases involving insufficient evidence
Hamidul Haq, one of Tan s lawyers,
told the Associated Press he had not
seen the detention order, and was
unable to comment if his client will
Tan was previously jailed in October
2013 after Italian prosecutors accused
him of coordinating a global crime syn-
dicate that made millions of dollars
betting on rigged Italian matches and
other games around the world.
When the Singapore Court of Appeal
ruled last week he was being held
unlawfully and ordered his release, offi-
cials from international sports bodies
Italian prosecutor Roberto Di Martino
referred to Tan as the "general director
of the ring" that fixed matches for more
than ten years.
He is also being tried in absentia by
a Hungarian court for allegedly manip-
ulating 32 games in Hungary, Italy, and
Singapore re-arrested Dan
Tan because public at risk
Tan Seet Eng, also known by the
nickname of Dan Tan.
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