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AFL Fiji men’s first loss

AFL Fiji men’s first loss
Fiji Vonu players with North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw at North Melbourne FC training.Photo:Ashley Prigent
August 10
11:00 2017

 

New Zealand  defeated Australian Football League Tribe Fiji men’s team 76-6 in the second round of the Australian Football League International Cup in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.

Coach Simon Highfield said it was a very tough encounter against New Zealand and they hope to better their performance in the next game.

“It was very tough day at the field for our boys. Coming up against a strong New Zealand  side was not easy for them,” Highfield said.

“The footy was hard to handle in windy conditions but Fiji Tribe’s effort in the clinches was never doubted.

“There’ll be a lot to take away from this performance as the boys prepare for matches against South Africa and Great Britain later in the week. Proud of our boy’s effort in the contest today,” Highfield said.

The men  will play their third round game against South Africa today.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Women’s Vonu team also fell short after they lost out to Great Britain 24-33 in the second round of the competition.

“Another great performance from Fiji Vonu today and another match that could have easily gone our way.

“Unfortunately we didn’t get the result we were after today but the team will hold their heads high.

“After again showing their class and commitment to the contest, the girls should be favourites to win their third group match against Pakistan on Sunday,” he added.

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