ROBUST Nemani Nadolo made a winning return in the national side after scoring a try to help Fiji Warriors beat Brisbane Academy 24-17 at Ballymore, Australia on Thursday night.
Six feet five inches tall Nadolo was a late replacement in the Inoke Male-coached Warriors side after three Fiji-based players were denied visa by the Australian government at the eleventh hour.
The 25-year-old cousin of former Wallaby Lote Tuqiri played at centre for the Warriors and scored the opening points of the game via a ninth minute try to give Fiji an early lead.
Brisbane Academy bounced back to level the game 10-all at the break.
In the second spell, Mataiasi Ucutabua and Nathan Hughes touched down to seal the Warriors 24-17 win.
In the other matches Samoa A, who suffered a heavy loss to the ACT XV in round one, ran out 33-24 winners over the Sydney Academy while Tonga A was thrashed 12-62 by the ACT XV in Canberra.
Fiji Warriors is aiming for the fifth consecutive PRC title.
Coach Male is using the under-23 players as development for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and 2019.
The Warriors will play Rebels Development in its final match on Tuesday next week before flying to New Zealand to play Highlanders, Blues and Hurricanes development teams.
The PRC will culminate with the battle between Samoa A, Tonga A and Japan Juniors to decide the winner.