Fiji on show
4 September, 2018, 11:09 am
FIJI-BORN Josua Tuisova and his younger brother Filipo Nakosi featured for their French rugby club Toulon that went down 20-10 to Watisoni Votu and Jale Vatubua’s Pau rugby team in the second round of the France Top 14 competition in the weekend.
Tuisova scored a try for his team but wasn’t enough as former All Blacks and Crusaders first five eighth Colin Slade made the difference with his boots kicking four penalties for his club to win the match.
Castres rugby team edged Noa Naikataci and Jone Tuva’s Lyon side 19-16 to secure their second win and Lyon recording a loss and a draw from their previous encounter against Toulouse.
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians full-back Timoci Nagusa and his Montpellier side were too good as they defeated Jone Qovu’s La Rochelle’s side 36-14.
Waisea Nayacalevu scored a try for his Stade Francais side to beat Semi Radradra and Eto Nabuli’s Boardeux Begles 20-8.
Leading 8-6 during the half time break, Nayacalevu extended their lead scoring a try in the fourth minute of the second spell.
Former Fiji 7s winger Timoci Matanavou’s Toulouse rugby team defeated Solomoni Rasolea Jr and Edward Sawailau’s Grenoble Rugby Club to secure their first win this season.
Apisai Naqalevu and his Clermont brothers were too strong for Racing 92 despite Virimi Vakatawa’s try.
Former All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko and Ben Volavola were helpless for Racing as Clermont dominated the second half.
Meanwhile former Fiji Airways Fiji 7s rep Eroni Sau and his Perpignan rugby team lost to Agen 25-23 in the second round of the competition.
Sau came in as a replacement but failed to deliver going down by two points.
Both teams scored two tries each with successful conversions but the penalty kicks made the difference.