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Fijian Duo Shine In East Midlands Derby

It was the clash of two Flying Fijians that was the highlight of the East Midlands derby of the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday.
26 Apr 2021 09:32
Fijian Duo Shine In East Midlands Derby
Leicester Tigers winger Nemani Nadolo on the burst against Northampton Saints at Welford Road, England on April 24, 2021. The Fijian international scored two tries. Photo: Tigers

It was the clash of two Flying Fijians that was the highlight of the East Midlands derby of the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday.

Northampton Saints with Flying Fijian hooker Sam Matavesi scored the try that mattered in the close 23-18 win over Leicester Tigers. Making his return from injury, burly Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo scored two tries for Tigers to keep them in the game.

“I apologise to the fans that we couldn’t get the win,” Nadolo said.

The Fijian international said after receiving the call to play after 10 months of recovering he had to put his best foot forward.

“I’m glad that I’ve contributed to the win but was disappointed that we could not get the win. It has been a learning experience for us especially in making the right decision at the right time.

Nadolo said they have no option but to lick their wounds and prepare for this weekend’s home clash against Ulster.

Top 14

Olympian Josua Tuisova scored two tries for Lyon as they beat Clermont 41-30. Backrow Peceli Yato scored Clermont’s first try but it was not enough.

Former Fijian 7s winger Aminiasi Tuimaba scored a try for Pau as they suffered a 46-32 loss to Stade Francais. Fijian- born Wallabies winger Sefa Naivalu scored a try for Stade Francais while Waisea Nayacalevu copped a yellow card.

In the other clash Toulous beat Racing 34-16 to lead the Top 14 points table.

Edited by Osea Bola

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