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Our Warriors Win

Telecom Fijian Warriors 44: ( Mataiasi 2 tries, Saimoni Tuilaucala 1 try,Mesulame Kunavula 1 try, Nacani Wakaya 1 try, Serupepeli Vularika 3 con, Kitione Ratu 1 pen, 1 try) Junior
13 Mar 2016 13:10
Our Warriors Win
Action from the Fiji-Junior Japan match at ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Telecom Fijian Warriors 44: ( Mataiasi 2 tries, Saimoni Tuilaucala 1 try,Mesulame Kunavula 1 try, Nacani Wakaya 1 try, Serupepeli Vularika 3 con, Kitione Ratu 1 pen, 1 try)

Junior Japan 14 ( Daigo Hashimoto 1 try, penalty try)

What happened: The Telecom Fijian Warriors remain undefeated in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge after walloping Junior Japan 44-14 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

Great work from the Fijian forwards seeing Vasikali Mudu breaking through the Japanese defence resulting in Mataiasi Ucutabua scoring the first try which was  converted by Serupepeli Vularika. The Fijians continued to dominate resulting in  Ucutabua scoring his second try.

The Senirusi Seruvakula-coached side lifted the intensity and good work from Fiji’s backline saw fullback Meli Nakarawa slicing  through for Saimoni Tuilaucala to score  Fiji’s third try. Just before halftime lock forward  Mesulame Kunavula ran through the defence to score their fourth try.

Halftime: Telecom Warriors 28-0 Junior Japan.

Having home crowd advantage the Fijians maintained momentum in the second-half and executed their game plan well

The Fijian backline powered their way through to score their fifth try through winger Nacani Wakaya which was converted by Vularika.

The Japanese never gave up and their forwards hard work was awarded at the end scoring their try through hooker Daigo Hashimotosion. Indiscipline from the host side seeing Joeli Veitayaki red-carded for a dangerous tackle. The visitors continued to build pressure and were awarded with a penalty try.

The Fijians finished off the game with one  penalty and one try to Kitione Ratu.

Big play: Japan played well throughout despite being up against a bigger opponents.

Star turn: The Fijians pack proved too strong and laid the platform for the win.

Comments:

Fijian Warriors vice- captain Henry Seniloli: “We gave away too many penalties; we had a good start but indiscipline marred our effort in the second-half.

“We can’t afford that in our next game against Tonga A. We want to thank our Fijian supporters for coming out in numbers.”

Japanese captain Syokei Kin: “We played well and our focus now will be against Samoa A on Thursday.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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