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Fijians Impress On Debut

London: Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Alivereti  Veitokani and Albert Tuisue made a winning debut for London Irish yesterday. The Exiles battled to a bonus-point 47-12 victory over a valiant Richmond
15 Jan 2019 12:05
Fijians Impress On Debut
Cornish Pirates celebrates after hooker Sam Matavesi scored a try. Photo: Cornish Pirates

London: Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Alivereti  Veitokani and Albert Tuisue made a winning debut for London Irish yesterday.

The Exiles battled to a bonus-point 47-12 victory over a valiant Richmond outfit to extend their lead at the top of the Greene King IPA Championship with 49 points after round 11.

Veitokani started at fullback and played throughout while Tuisue came in the 65th minute and instantly made an impact.

The Fijian international delivered a substantial tackle, followed by a clever turnover to give the supporters a taste of things to come at Madejski Stadium.

The Exiles are on track to be promoted to Premiership Rugby while the Newcastle Falcons which has Flying Fijians Vereniki Goneva, Tevita Cavubati, Nemani Nagusa and Josh Matavesi are likely to face relegation. The Falcons are 12th on standings after round 12 with 17 points.

 

Matavesi scores for Pirates

Flying Fijians hooker Sam Matavesi scored a try for Cornish Pirates but it was not enough as they lost to Yorkshire Carnegie 13-18.

And halfback Henry Seniloli came off the bench to help Doncaster Knights beat Coventry 23-17.

-edited by Sheldon Chanel

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