The Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15s side went down to Japan 28-14 in the Tri-Series Competition at the Bond University Oval in Australia.
Fijiana started the match strongly camping close to Japans try-line for the first 10 minutes.
Younis Bese finally got a break 45 metres out and showed blistering speed before scoring the opening try.
The second try came from centre Roela Radiniyavuni after a line break, beating three defenders to score.
Discipline became an issue for the rest of the game as Japan scored two tries to level the scores 14-all at the break.
Fijiana continued to give away multiple penalties in the second half which led to a yellow card and Japan being awarded a penalty try.
Japan continued to use their set-piece effectively and scored a team try from a rolling-maul minutes before the final whistle.
Fijiana will now face the Wallaroos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane at 7pm next Friday.
|14' TRY - Younis Bese opens the scoring with a run-away try. Conversion good.|
|29' TRY - Roela Radiniyavuni with another try to Fijian. Conversion through.|
|36' TRY - Japan bounce back with a converted try.|
|40' TRY - Japan get another try at the stroke of half time. Conversion good|
|41' - Penalty TRY to Japan|
|72' TRY Japan extend their lead after multiple phases inside Fijiana's 22. Conversion through|
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