Fijian ruggers impressive in Top 14 Competition
11 September, 2018, 7:00 pm
FIJIAN born rugby players based in France have been impressive with their performance in the third round of the Top 14 rugby competition.
Toulon flyer Filipo Nakosi saved the day for his club when he scored a last minute try in the 78th minute of the second half to beat Castres 28-27 and gain a bonus for the team over the weekend.
The younger brother of Olympic gold medallist Josua Tuisova scored a last minute try for his team despite playing with only 14 players in the second half.
Tuisova played as the inside centre while Nakosi took over his brother’s position in the wing.
Flying Fijian back line Jale Vatubua helped his Pau rugby club edge Grenoble 24-21 to secure their second win in the competition.
Bordeaux-Begles duo Semi Radradra and Eto Nabuli couldn’t create an opening in their match against Montpellier that ended in a 9- all draw.
Both teams now have a win each, a loss and a draw with the points difference giving Montpellier the lead over Begles in the points table.
Malevu villager from Nadroga Jone Qovu and his La Rochelle team failed to deliver in the third round after losing to Toulouse 33-26.
Toulouse scored five tries while La Rochelle scoring four tries only.
La Rochelle sits on 10th place with one victory and two losses.
Noa Naikataci and his Lyon rugby club defeated Eroni Sau’s Perpignan team 22-16 to secure their first win while the ‘sledgehammer’ and his team mated are winless after the third round.
Former All Blacks try scoring machine Joe Rokocoko, Virimi Vakatawa, lanky Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa and Flying Fijians Fly half Ben Volavola boosted their Racing 92 club after thrashing Agen 59-7.
Vakatawa scored two tries and Joe Rokocoko scored one before being sent off the field after two yellow cards flashed before him.
Benito Masilevu and his Agen side are in 12th place after the third round.
Table leaders Clermont have secured their third win in three rounds beating fourth place Stade Francais 42-20.