Fiji U20 scoreless in second game against Australia

The Fiji U20 rugby side. Picture: ERONI TUINUKU

THE Vodafone Fiji Under-20 put on a better performance in their second game during the Oceania U20 Rugby Championship despite going down to Australia 16-0 at the Bond Rugby University grounds in Queensland, Australia.

The Fiji defence forced the Junior Wallabies to only gain one converted try and three penalties throughout the match.

Both sides tussled for territory early with a lot of hard contacts and plenty spilt ball in the first 20 minutes for both sides.

Unbroken play saw the Fijian flair come to life at times with impressive breaks from blindside wing Osea Natoga and barnstorming runs down the middle of the park from inside centre Veresa Ramototabua, unfortunately failing to materialize into points.

Meanwhile, the Baby Blacks put on another commanding performance earlier thrashing Japan 85-12.

Fiji will play their last game against Japan on Saturday at 7pm at the Bond Rugby University grounds


Vodafone Fiji U20 line-up

  1. Emosi Tuqiri 2. Tevita Ikanivere 3. Livai NataveĀ  4. Etonia Waqa 5. Christopher Minibi 6. Taniela Ramasibana 7. Vilive Miramira 8. Aminiasi Shaw 9. Simione Kuruvoli 10. Caleb Muntz 11. Osea Natoga 12. Veresa Ramototabua 13. Ilaisa Droasese 14. Kaminieli Rasaku 15. Ratu Osea Waqaninavatu 16. Lino Vasuinadi 17. Elijah Kuilamu 18. Meli Sikoijeriko 19. Joseva Nasaroa 20. Anasa Qaranivalu 21. Yabaki Seeto 22. Eparama Sailo 23. Josh Vuta 24. Mesake Kurisaru 25. Taniela Soqonawasaliwa 26. Anare Waqasaqa

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