THE Fiji Warriors defeated Samoa Glee Barbarians 6-4 to win the Men's Open title in the Trans Pacific Touch Tournament at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Saturday.
The Warriors led 2-0 at half-time.
The Samoans stepped in the second spell finding gaps in the Warriors' defence to score in quick succession before the Warriors wrapped up the game with a strong finish.
The Warriors created an upset in the semi-final, beating favourite Australia 11-6.
Warriors coach Jeke Tulivou said they reaped the rewards of their hard work.
He said after the win against Australia they knew that they had the title in the bag.
"We are happy with the win and this is what we have been preparing for the past four months," Tulivou said.
"When we beat the Australians in the semi-final we knew that this tournament was ours. Beating them was just sweet. All the hard work has paid off.
"We have won in the Pacific Games before but this is the first in the Trans-Tasman event.
"We faced many difficulties but we overcame them. The boys stuck to the game-plan.
"Some of the new players stood out and I'm hoping that these players will remain for the Pacific Games in 2015.
"This is probably the stepping stone for them for the Papua New Guinea event. We do not have any other scheduled international competition until then."
In the other semi-final, the Barbarians beat Samoa Saints 6-5.
In the Mixed Open final, New Zealand defeated Fiji Warriors 8-7
Australia won the Women's Open title.