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U20 loses again

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, June 07, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji under-20 side suffered another loss in the International Rugby Board Junior World Championship in New Zealand yesterday.

The Salimoni Ravouvou-coached side lost to France 5-37 at the ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe, Auckland.

Fiji's only try came at the stroke of halftime from openside flanker Vasikali Mudu as the side trailed 5-8 at the break.

Number 8 Vincent Sosefo was sinbinned in the 35th minute of the opening spell but the national side held on to keep within the fighting distance.

Ill-discipline once again stood out like a sore thumb as Fiji conceded a penalty try early in the second spell to lose the plot in the game.

The Maikeli Sivo-skippered side conceded four more tries to remain winless in the championship.

Adding to Fiji's misery, replacement Maika Baleinaloto was red carded in the final quarter of the match.

Fiji lost its opening match to Wales 19-48 and will face Ireland in its final pool match on Tuesday.

In the other matches played yesterday, Italy defeated Argentina 29-26 while Samoa overcame Scotland 27-18.

Fiji U20: 1 Aseri Robarobalevu, 2 Maikeli Sivo (C), 3 Apolosi Ranawai, 4 Lote Nasiga, 5 Simione Naiduki, 6 Ameniasi Natuiyaga, 7 Vasikali Mudu, 8 Vincent Sosefo, 9 Marika Tivitivi, 10 Josese Kurukava, 11 Orisi Nawaqaliva, 12 Adrea Cocagi, 13 Semi Camaisala, 14 Aisake Rokobuli, 15 Livinai Tuicakau.

Reserves: 16 Wilisoni Lagi, 17 Jack Dreunimolea, 18 Samuela Tawake, 19 Paula Bukavece, 20 Atonio Qio, 21 Leone Nawai, 22 Maika Baleinaloto, 23 Poasa Waqanibau





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