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Indiscipline Costly For Giants

Indiscipline Costly For Giants
Albert Tuisue of the Fijian Giants is tackled during the 2018 Brisbane Global Tens against the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Zimbio.
February 10
10:00 2018

Indiscipline proved costly for the Fijian Giants in their first game of the Brisbane Global Rugby 10s at Suncorp Stadium yesterday.

After leading 7-5 at halftime, the Mosese Voka-captained team lost 12-17 to the Brumbies.

The  Giants  copped two yellow cards in the first half to Serupepeli Vularika, for what commentators described as ‘unnecessary roughness’ and Joeli Veitayaki’s dangerous clean-out on Brumbies’ Henry Speight.

It was a scrappy game as both teams failed to find their bearing in the first half, but composure got the Brumbies through.

Fiji scored through Mosese Voka in the 5th then a runaway try by Chris Kuridrani in the second half.

Brumbies’ Speight scored two tries on the 8th and 15th minutes while Chance Peni sealed their win with a try on the 18th minute.

Fiji will play the Crusaders at 5.04pm today.

 

Kuridrani speak post match

Former Reds flyer Chris Kuridrani hopes his Fijian Giants debut on Friday is the first of many international matches.

Kuridrani, who was released by Queensland last year, debuted for the Fiji side at the Brisbane Tens, bagging a long-range try along the way.

“It was a bit different coming out on Suncorp in a different jersey but definitely enjoyed it,” he said.

“Certainly didn’t think I’d have the wheels (to score), but definitely think the wind was pushing me from the back.”

Kuridrani hopes this weekend isn’t the last time he features for Fiji, though he stopped short of declaring his ambitions for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

If he were to continue on that path, Kuridrani could find himself on a collision course with the Wallabies in the pool stages in Japan.

“(It) was so good to wear the jersey with pride and hopefully (I have) more appearances,” he said.

Kuridrani was coy when asked about whether he was looking to the World Cup.

“Hopefully, see how we go. Maybe in a different position.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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