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Warriors Too Good

The Fiji Warriors side remains undefeated after two rounds and have a high chance of lifting the silverware. Fiji Warriors 28 ( Inia Tawalo 1 try, Veremalua Vugakoto 1 try,
14 Mar 2018 11:00
Warriors Too Good
Veremalua Vugakoto of Fiji Warriors goes through against Junior Japan defense during 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Warriors side remains undefeated after two rounds and have a high chance of lifting the silverware.

Fiji Warriors 28 ( Inia Tawalo 1 try, Veremalua Vugakoto 1 try, Serupepeli Vularika 4 con, Mosese Voka 1 try, Frank Lomani 1 try

Junior Japan 3( Yuto Mori 1 pen)

What happened; Fiji Warriors side is one step away from defending their 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge title after defeating Junior Japan 28-3 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

Great start from the Fijian Warriors side in the first 40 minutes as they were able to dominate possessions and kept to their structures as fullback Inia Tawalo scored their first try converted by Serupepeli Vularika, hooker Veremalua Vugakoto scored their second try following a drive from the Fijian forwards. Vularika was again successful with the conversion.

Japan Centre Yuto Mori kicked their lone penalty in the first half. Fiji led 14-3 at half time.

Veremalua Vugakoto of Fiji Airways Fiji Warriors goes in for try against Junior Japan during 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Veremalua Vugakoto of Fiji Airways Fiji Warriors goes in for try against Junior Japan during 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Senirusi Seruvakula-coached side lifted momentum at the start of the second half they continue to enjoy possession as captain Mosese Voka running in for their third try and half back Frank Lomani scored their fourth try Vularika was successful with both conversions. The Fijians kept to their game plan and denying chances for the Japanese who only had themselves to blame with poor defence. Fiji Warriors sealed the day with a 28-3 win at full time.

Inia Tawalo (#15) of Fiji Airways Fiji Warriors score their first try against Junior Japan during 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Inia Tawalo (#15) of Fiji Airways Fiji Warriors score their first try against Junior Japan during 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Big Play; Great work from the Fijian forwards as they continuously display entertaining rugby.

Comments; Fiji Warriors head coach Senirusi Seruvakula said his main message to the boys was to maintain composure.

“It was a tough game we talked about it during training,” Seruvakula said.

“ My main message to the boys is to maintain composure and work on our defence and be patience on attack”

Meanwhile Junior Japan head coach Saturu Endo said Fiji was a better side.

“ That was a very important game for us, it was challenging but we tried.

“ Our set play was not good and Fiji defended well,” Endo said.”

Edited by  Anasilini Ratuva

 

Feedback:  nikolau.ravai@fijisun.com.fj

 

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