Drua victorious

Drua victorious

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 14/05/2022
[Photo:Getty Images]

Apisalome Vota scored two tries as the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua beat the Moana Pasifika 34-19 to register their second win of the Super Rugby Pacific Season.

The Fijian Drua started the match in brilliant style with Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta getting their first try.

Vinaya Habosi once again showed why he is one of the best finishers in the competition as he raced away to score the second try.

Moana Pasifika hit back with a try of their own to reduce the gap to 14-7.

Apisalome Vota got his first try from a chip kick from Teti Tela while Moana Pasifika got a try just before half time as the Drua led 24-12.

Vota got the Drua’s only try in the second half.

Fijian Drua
vs
Moana Pasifika

0-0

Kick off by Moana Pasifika

1st minute - Drua win a penalty inside their own territory
0-0

3rd minute - Drua lose possession inside the Pasifika half after a number of phases
0-0

4th minute - penalty advantage to Drua
0-0

5th minute - Try by Drua forward Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta. Conversion successful
7-0

8th minute - Vinaya Habosi scores the Drua’s second try after a lose ball.
14-0


14-0

10th minute - penalty advantage to Pasifika

14-7
12th minute - Moana Pasifika get their first try from a set piece from a line out.
23rd minute - Drua win a penalty inside Pasifika territory and opt to kick . 
17-7


17-7
27th minute - Pasifika knock on possession on the Drua’s try line .
30th minute - Drua win a defensive penalty inside their 22 metre line.
22-7

32nd minute - Apisalome Vota gets the Drua’s third try after a good chip kick from Teti Tela.
24-7


24-12
36 minute - Pasifika get their second try from a line out.

2nd Half



42nd minute - Moana Pasifika gets a defensive penalty.
48th minute - Drua have a lot of territory and possession but unable to capitalise


24-19
56th minute- Moana Pasifika close the gap with their third try.
60th minute - Drua fail to increase their lead with the penalty kick going wide.
24-19

67th minute - Drua extend their lead with a penalty kick. 
27-19

69th minute - Apisalome Vota gets his second try.
34-19

Full time DRUA win
34-19



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