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Fijians shine in France

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, April 14, 2014

FIJIAN players continue to shine in the French Top 14 competition.

In the round 22 matches played over the weekend, three Fijians managed to score a try each to help their teams maintain their standings in the competition points table.

Robust winger Napolioni Nalaga scored a crucial try in Clermont's important win over defending champions Castres 23-11.

Former Fiji Schoolboys skipper Noa Nakaitaci also featured strongly for Clermont on the wing.

Clermont is placed third on 69 points.

Metuisela Talebula's Bordeaux-Begles suffered a major setback in making the Top 14 play-offs following the 20-22 loss to Toulon.

However, Talebula's club still lies on seventh and has a slim chance of making the Top 14 playoff.

In the other Top 14 matches, Akapusi Qera's Toulouse moved up to fifth spot after beating Sisa Koyamaibole's Brive 16-9 yesterday.

Timoci Nagusa scored a try to help Montpellier maintain the top spot on 62 points following the 36-30 victory over Grenoble.

Alipate Raitini's Grenoble, which is placed tenth on the Top 14 ladder, came close but indiscipline cost them the infamous win.

Former Fiji 7s star Waisea Nayacalevu's first-half try was not enough as Stade Francais went down fighting 19-24 to Joe Rokocoko's Bayonne.

Stade Francais is placed eight with 59 points while Bayonne is in the bottom three with 48 points.

Seremaia Burotu's Biarritz, still bottom of the points table, lost to Racing Métro 7-37 while Nemia Soqeta's Oyonnax lost to Perpignan 12-22.





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