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RFMF To Play British Army in Final

As predicted, the Republic of Fiji Military Forces team will take on the British Army in the final of the International Defence Rugby Tournament at the Stoop next Thursday. The
24 Oct 2015 07:59
RFMF To Play British Army in Final
RFMF defeated the French Defence at the Stoop, 32 - 12. Photo: Quin

As predicted, the Republic of Fiji Military Forces team will take on the British Army in the final of the International Defence Rugby Tournament at the Stoop next Thursday.

The RFMF side defeated the French Defence Force in the first semi-final going in with 4 tries to the French 4 penalties.

Here is how the Quins rugby website  described the French v Fiji game:

“It was France who got things started thanks a Darien Anon penalty in the first minute of the game before Fiji struck back with a try to wing Sevuloni Lutu five minutes later to take the lead 3-7.

“The remainder of the half saw Fiji continue to play their expressive brand of football, regularly running from deep inside their own half. Far too often however their hands would let them down allowing France to showcase their scrum dominance.

“Two penalties apiece were exchanged and Fiji held a slender 13-9 lead at the break,

“In the second half the Pacific Islanders stretched their early as Lutu dotted down for his second within five minutes and fullback Jaoji Dakuvula continued to add points with a his boot with a conversion and another penalty to take the lead to 23-12 after an hour played.

“The Fijian offload game finally began to stick, as did their brutal defence with a number of crowd pleasing tackles on the French Forces. In the final quarter the French fought back but couldn’t turn their advantage into points and Fiji scored with two long range efforts to run out 37-12 winners.”

Here are some tweets from the RFMF v French Defence Force game.

 

 

 

 

In the other semi-final, the British army side beat the New Zealand Defence Black 40 – 15.



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