14 players Fijiana Drua goes down fighting 23-10 to the Force

14 players Fijiana Drua goes down fighting 23-10 to the Force

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 16/04/2023

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua had themselves to blame as they went down fighting 23-10 to a well structured Western Force side in their Super W round 4 clash in Perth tonight.

A game filled with alot of mistakes and errors, the Fijiana Drua were denied opportunities to score more points after conceding penalties and handling errors.

The Drua started the game well with Fullback Lavenia Tinai scoring an unanswered try in the 9th minute for an early 5-0 lead.

Indiscipline caused Flanker Nunia Uluikadavu to be yellow carded which the Force took advantage of and scored two tries to lead 10-5 before Tinai scored her second try in the 31st minute to tie the game up at 10-all.

Uluikadavu received her marching orders in the 34th minute after being flashed her second yellow card for a dangerous play.

Both teams headed into half-time locked at 10-all.

The Force took advantage of the Drua's one player short to score one more try and 2 penalties later in the second spell for the win.


Fijiana Drua
vs
Western Force
Kick off
0-0

9' Fullback, Lavenia Tinai scores Fijiana Drua's first try with the conversion unsuccessful.
5-0

17' Yellow Card to Fijian Drua's Nunia Ulinakadavu.
5-0


5-5
18' Leah Miles scores for Western Force. Conversion unsuccessful.

5-10
28' Martha Mataele scores for Western Force. Conversion unsuccessful.
31' Lavenia Tinai scores her second try for the Fijiana Drua to tie the score. Conversion unsuccessful
10-10
34' Nunia Uluikadavu gets her second yellow card and has been sent off. Fijiana Drua reduced to 14 players for the remainder of the game.



HALF TIME

10-10



10-13
51' Nicole Ledington converts a penalty for Western Force to give them the lead./td>

10-20
56' Western Force extends their lead with a try to Lybia Teepa. Conversion successful.
60' Fijian Drua reduced to 13 players after Keleni Marawa was shown the yellow card for infringement.
10-20


10-23
79' Ledington extends Force's lead with a penalty.

Fulltime:

Fiji 10-23 Force






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