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Warriors Go Down To Force

Warriors Go Down To Force
May 06
11:15 2018

Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors lost 14-24 to Western Force in the World Series Rugby opening match in Perth on Fri­day.

Force led 19-0 at halftime.

The Senirusi Seruvakula-coached side scored two tries to give themselves a sniff but left their run too late.

Fiji’s tries were scored by half­back Peni Matawalu and Mosese Voka.

Tevita Ratuva left the field with a suspected broken ankle midway through the second half.

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee said the War­riors started slowly but fought back in the second half.

“In the first half defensive er­rors led to two of the Force tries,”he said.

“Overall a credible performance with some lessons to be learned as we look towards the Pacific Na­tions Cup next month.

“I don’t think the new laws had much influence on the game.

“Both teams had a positive at­titude to running the ball and this contributed to a fast flowing game.

“The Warriors got a very good reception in from both the West­ern Force fans.

“Mose Voka showed his experi­ence and led by example. Tevia Ratuva and Jale Railala had some very good moments and Vili Rar­asea worked hard.

Alivereti Veitokani added some spark to the backline in the sec­ond half.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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