Fiji U20 wins final Oceania game

The Fiji U20 defends against Tonga in their Oceania U20 Championship in Australia. Picture: FACEBOOK

THE FIJI under-20 team thumped Tonga 54-0 in their final game of the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20 Championship at the Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday. Fiji attacked from the first whistle in the match which saw Nabetelevu Turaganivalu scoring a hat-trick of tries for Fiji. Fiji’s other tries were scored by Apisalome Bogidrau, Lekima Nasamila, Ilikena Vudogo while Tira Patterson touched down twice in the win.

“It was an amazing feeling to beat Tonga,” Fiji captain Raikabula Momoedonu told Oceania Rugby.

“I would like to thank our sponsor Vodafone and the supporters who came to support the team and vinaka vakalevu to them who came to support us despite our two losses in the competition. I believe the players played a structured game and gave it their all in the match. I am very proud of their performance.”

Tonga captain Sunia Finifeuiaki said he was happy with the team’s effort.

“The score board doesn’t reflect how hard the boys worked,” he said.

“I am proud of the boys for their effort in the second half. The tournament has been really good for the boys, especially the local ones, it’s been an opportunity for them to come and learn and develop.”

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