Fiji loses to Australia A 32 - 18

Fiji loses to Australia A 32 - 18

By Antonio Rahiman
Saturday 09/07/2022
[File Photo]

The Vodafone Flying Fijians have lost to Australia A 32-18 in their second game of the Pacific Nations Cup at Churchill Park.

Fiji started off well with Seta Tamanivalu scoring in the first half and captain Levani Botia getting a try just before half time.

Teti Tela missed a few penalties and conversions in the first half and was substituted by Ben Volavola in the second spell.

Fiji’s final points came from a try to lock Api Ratuniyarawa with Volavola missing the conversion.

Filipo Daugunu scored one of Australia A’s four tries.

The Flying Fijians will face Samoa in a must-win game at next Saturday at 3.30pm Churchill Park.

Meanwhile, Samoa has defeated Tonga 34-18 in their second game to top the PNC standings.

Flying Fijians
Australia A

Kick Off! 

0 - 0

3 - 0
7' Australia A gives away a penalty after a great line-break from Vinaya Habosi. Teti Tela slots in the 3 points.

11' Hugh Sinclair drives over for Australia A's first try. Conversion through.

7 - 3

19' Ben Donaldson kicks over a penalty for Australia A.

10 - 3
8 -10
23' Setareki Tamanivalu scores for Fiji after multiple phases. Conversion missed.

                              27' Dylan Pietsch reply with a try to Australia A.

15 - 8
13 -15
33' A captain's try to Levani Botia from the offload of Tamanivalu. Conversion missed.

40' Teti Tela misses a penalty. Half-time score.

Australia lead 15 - 13

Second half now underway!

46' Filipo Daugunu scores for Australia A. conversion good

22 - 13
18 - 22
55' Try to Apisalome Ratuniyarawa.

63' Try to Australia. Conversion through.
29 - 18

69' Australia extends lead
32 - 18

Full Time!

Australia wins 32 - 18

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