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Dakuwaqa Back With A Try, Shines At No.6

Masivesi Dakuwaqa marked his first start of the French Top 14 season by scoring a try in Mont­pellier’s 43-17 win over Pau, on Saturday.
26 Sep 2022 11:44
Dakuwaqa Back With A Try, Shines At No.6
Flying Fijian and Olympic gold medallist, Masivesi Dakuwaqa.

Masivesi Dakuwaqa marked his first start of the French Top 14 season by scoring a try in Mont­pellier’s 43-17 win over Pau, on Saturday.

The Rio Olympic Games gold medallist started at blindside flanker and was superb in de­fence and general play especially in winning turnovers.

Veteran Jale Vatu­bua was at second five-eight for Pau while lanky lock, Lekima Tagit­agivalu, came in as a sub­stitute.

 

Burly Josua Tuisova played at second five-eight for Lyon as they beat Stade Francais 33-27. Flying Fijian lock Temo Mayanavanua came in as an impact player.

Plucky Sireli Maqala was again impressive at centre for Bayonne as they continued on their dream run with a 20-15 win over Bor­deaux.

 

Castres with the return of Vili­moni Botitu at No.12 managed to edge Brive 12-6.

Botitu partnered Adrea Cocagi at centre, Filipo Nakosi on the wing while Leone Nakarawa had a grand game in the forwards. Josua Raisuqe came in from the bench. Flying Fijian fullback Seta Tuicuvu was moved to centre for Brive in a close encounter.

 

Racing started with 20-year-old centre Inia Tabuavou and Ki­tione Kamikamica as they were thrashed 37-10 by Toulouse.

Vet­eran Ben Volavola and hooker Peniame Narisia came in as subs for Racing, but it was too late.

At the Gallagher Premiership, veteran lock Api Ratuniyarawa played for London Irish as they lost 40-26 to Bristol Bears.

 

Leices­ter Tigers with Nemani Nadolo on the wing walloped Sam Mata­vesi’s Northampton Saints 41-21.

In a thriller, Albert Tuisue scored a try for Gloucester but they were beaten 41-39, right at the final whistle by Saracens who fielded loose head prop Eroni Mawi.

 

Story By:leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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