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Fijians Shine In Europe

Fijian-born France winger, Alivereti Raka, scored a try for Clermont as they edged Stade Francais 34-27 in a thriller.
29 Mar 2021 09:34
Fijians Shine In Europe
Josua Tuisova, bursts past the Toulon defender of Ma’a Nonu (right) during their Top 14 clash at the Matmut Stadium de Gerland in Lyon, France, on March 27, 2021. Tuisova scored two tries for Lyon in their 54-16 win while Nonu was red carded. Photo: French Top 14

Flying Fijian winger Josua Tuisova scored two tries for Lyon as they hammered Toulon 54-16 in the French Top 14 clash yesterday. Former All Blacks star centre, Ma’a Nonu, who was playing for Toulon, was sent off.

Brive had to rely on their Fijian connections to wallop Agen 57-3. Flying Fijians fullback Setareki Tuivucu, Setareki Bituniyata scored a try each before super sub Sevanaia Galala scored twice in the dying moments of the game.

Strong running second five-eighth Levani Botia scored a try for La Rochelle as they beat Bordeaux- Begles 26-11 while Tuisova’s brother Filipo Nakosi dotted down a try for Castres as they beat Pau 38-33.

Fijian-born France winger, Alivereti Raka, scored a try for Clermont as they edged Stade Francais 34-27 in a thriller. A try from Sefa Naivalu was not enough for a win.

Meanwhile, Flying Fijians centre Semi Radradra made his return to the Premiership by helping Bristol Bears snatch a dramatic 35-33 win over Harlequins.

Veteran Flying Fijian lock Api Ratuniyarawa played for Northamption Saints as they thrashed Worcester Warriors 62-14.

Results (Top 14): Bordeaux Begles 11-26 La Rocheller, Bayonne 23-13 Racing 92, Brive 57-3 Agen, Castres 38-33 Pau, Toulouse 16-29 Montpellier, Lyon 54-16 Lyon.

Edited by Maika Bolatiki 

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