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Dolokoto Shines Again At Scotstoun

The Welsh side led in the opening minute through Rhodri Williams, but Glasgow stormed back with Tim Swinson and Grant Stewart crossing to open up a 17-7 half-time advantage.
24 Feb 2020 09:34
Dolokoto Shines Again At Scotstoun
Glasgow Warriors’ Fijian trio from left: utility back Nikola Matawalu. forwards Leone Nakarawa and Mesulame Dolokoto in Scotland. Photo: Glasgow Warriors

Rookie Fiji Airways Flying Fijians hooker Mesulame Dolokoto scored another try for Glasgow Warriors as they enhanced their Pro14 play-off hopes with a bonus-point 34-19 win over Dragons at windswept Scotstoun yesterday.

Dolokoto who made his debut for the Warriors last weekend has now scored three tries from two games.

He was well assisted by lock Leone Nakarawa, utility back Nikola Matawalu and winger Ratu Tagiva.

The Welsh side led in the opening minute through Rhodri Williams, but Glasgow stormed back with Tim Swinson and Grant Stewart crossing to open up a 17-7 half-time advantage.

Stewart and Williams traded second-half scores, as did Huw Jones and Dragons’ Ashton Hewitt, before Mesu Dolokoto touched down in the final minute as Glasgow finished with a flourish in their third straight victory.

It moves Warriors above Cheetahs into third place in Conference A, while fifth-place Dragons are 13 points adrift of the play-off spots.

MATA, SAU ON FIRE

Fijian No.8 Viliame Mata and winger Eroni Sau starred for Edinburgh in their 41-14 win over Connacht at a sodden Murrayfield.

Edinburgh now stay top of Pro14 Conference B after the dominant bonus-point win.

The hosts raced into a 20-point lead through a penalty try and Simon Berghan’s score.

but Connacht reduced the gap to six points as Tiernan O’Halloran crossed twice.

However, Pierre Schoeman, Duhan Van der Merwe and a penalty try secured the win for Edinburgh. They remain three points clear of Munster and are now 13 points ahead of Connacht, who are fourth in Conference B, as Richard Cockerill’s side edge closer to securing a play-off spot.

MATAVESI AIDS BATH

Former Flying Fijians utility back Josh Matavesi helped Bath edged out Harlequins 19-12 to move up to fourth in the Premiership table.

Two tries from Ruaridh McConnochie with the first arriving in 11th minute when he collected an inside pass from hooker Jack Walker.

Harlequins hit back after a slow start and Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith crossed to give the visitors a second-half lead.

Harlequins fielded Fijian forwards Tevita Cavubati and Semi Kunatani.

Meanwhile, in the Six Nations clash France beat Wales 27-23 in Cardiff.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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