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Warriors Win First Test Clash

The Telecom Fijian Warriors claim the first Test against Uruguay with a 39-24 win at the Estadio Charrúa Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay last Saturday. The Warriors got to a good
18 May 2016 16:00
Warriors Win First Test Clash
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The Telecom Fijian Warriors claim the first Test against Uruguay with a 39-24 win at the Estadio Charrúa Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay last Saturday.

The Warriors got to a good start with an early try in the sixth minute from Serupepeli Vularika who also converted as they led 7-0.

The Senirusi Seruvakula- coached Warriors were aggressive in defence as they dominated possession. But that did not last long as the home side managed to open up gaps in their defence leading to a try to Germán Kessler, with the extra points added by Ignacio Secco as they drew level, 7-7.

Uruguay lacked patience and made basic mistakes which Warriors capitalised on with Vularika converting two penalties to extend their lead to 13-7.

Constant pressure on the home team near their try line earned the Warriors a penalty try to further their lead 20-7 but Uruguay pulled one back with Carlos Arboleya scoring the second try to narrow the deficit 20-12.

Mataiasi Ucutabua and winger Lepani Raiyala scored a try each with Vularika adding two points from the conversion.

They play Uruguay in their second Test match on Saturday at Estadio Charrúa Stadium.

Edited by Leone Cabenatuba  

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