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World Rugby Pacific Challenge: Fijian Warriors Thrash Tonga A

Skipper Tuidraki Samusamuvodre said: “I’m happy with the performance, we will go back and do our homework on our weaknesses and come back stronger for Junior Japan on Saturday.”
11 Mar 2020 14:09
World Rugby Pacific Challenge: Fijian Warriors Thrash Tonga A
Fiji Warriors's Marika Vularewa dives in for their first try against Tonga during 2020 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 10, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors won their second game of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge defeating Tonga A 47 – 0 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

And they are hoping to keep the momentum and defending the title against an in-form Junior Japan on Saturday.

Skipper Tuidraki Samusamuvodre said: “I’m happy with the performance, we will go back and do our homework on our weaknesses and come back stronger for Junior Japan on Saturday.”

The Warriors dominated the game, giving no chance to the Tongans to score.

Suva’s rainy weather caused a lot of handling errors from both teams.

Marika Vularewa scored Fiji’s first try which was not converted.

Wing, Epeli Momo crossed the Tongan tryline in the 22nd minute which was converted by Simione Kuruvoli.

Halftime: Fiji12 – 0 Tonga A.

Kuruvoli started the second half with another try which he converted.

Outside centre Taniela Soqonawasaloa extended Fiji’s lead by scoring another try.

Fullback, Osea Waqaninavatu scored Fiji’s fifth try, bringing the Warriors points to 33- 0.

The Warriors maintained their dominance scoring another two tries Joseva Nasaroa and Alipate Waidilo.

Samusamudrove converted both tries.

In an earlier game, the Junior Japan thrashed Samoa A, 76 – 3.

Edited by Osea Bola

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