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Fijian U20 hammered

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji under-20 rugby side conceded one of the fastest tries in the history of the game against Wales in the IRB Junior Word Championship yesterday.

The Welsh scored in seven seconds and went on to beat Fiji 48-19 in their opening match of the championship in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

Winger Dafydd Howells, who also played for the senior team against Japan last year, scored from the kick off to put his name in the history books.

Fiji scored three tries in the match, all of which came in the opening spell, through Aseri Robarobalevu, skipper Akuila Tabualevu and Peniona Toga.

Wales, which finished runner-up last year, led 29-19 at the break after scoring three tries and slotting in three penalties.

Fiji was poor in discipline as the side conceded two penalty tries, one in each half, and four penalties.

Second row Lote Nasiga and prop Robarobalevu were also yellow carded in the match.

In the other matches, Australia beat Argentina 36-17 while England thrashed Italy 63-3.

France overcame Ireland 19-13 while South Africa hammered Scotland 61-5.

Fiji will take on France in its next pool game on Friday.

Wales scorers: tries - D Howells, J Benjamin (2), penalty (2), B Roach; conversions - A O'Brien (3); penalties - A O'Brien (4)

Fiji scorers: tries - A Robarobalevu, A Tabualevu, P Toga; conversions - E Mroisio, J Kurukava

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