THE Fiji Junior Tribe side were given a taste of their own medicine by Nauru in the opening day of the Aussie Rules Football U15 Oceania Cup Championship.
In the first match, Fiji beat the Solomon Islands 46-25 but the national side was beaten convincingly 24-33 by Nauru at Suva's Albert Park yesterday in their second match.
It was sweet revenge for the visitors as they were beaten 21-6 by Fiji in the final of the Lightening Carnival on Thursday.
Fiji Junior Tribe coach Alipate Savai admitted his side was taught a lesson by a better team.
He said the loss was the perfect wake-up call for his side as only three more round robin games remained before the finals.
"When we won yesterday (Thursday) I think the win went to the boys' head and they thought the rest of the competition would be easy," Savai said.
"So it's a good thing for us that we lost early in pool play as it is a wake-up call for the boys to do better in their remaining games," he said.
Nauru coach Paner Baguga said they were not really settled during the Lightening Carnival and used that game to tune up their players.
Yesterday's results: Fiji 46 Solomon Islands 25, Nauru 33 Vanuatu 18, Solomon Islands 22 Tonga 10, Fiji 24 Nauru 33.
Today's games: 10am Vanuatu-Fiji, 11.10 Nauru-Tonga, 1.30pm Solomon Islands-Vanuatu, 2.40 Fiji-Tonga.