Fijians win again
11 July, 2017, 12:00 am
THE Fiji Military Forces rugby league team put up a commanding performance to well and truly stamp their authority in the 2017 Defence Forces Rugby League World Cup in Western Sydney.
The side from Delainabua was in top form after thumping New Zealand 40-6 at the Winter Sporting Complex on Sunday evening.
Despite the first half being a tug of war battle with both teams defending their line with sheer determination, Fiji came out firing in the second 40 minutes with five unanswered tries to claim their second consecutive victory.
Despite both teams playing an attacking brand of football, a number of handling errors ruined their respective chances of claiming first points. The match also saw some physical collisions holding out any chance of a breakthrough try throughout the first 20 minutes of the game.
Illikena Niuvusa Niumataiwalu capped off a brilliant performance with a try of his own in the last 10 minutes, but that wouldn’t be the last of their tries with Samalila Vala and Rotate Rakauro Tobe joining in on the action with two brilliant long-range tries, with Fiji running away with a commanding 40-6 victory over a valiant New Zealand outfit.
In another encounter, the Fiji Military Forces team had defeated their UK counterpart 40-20 to keep their unbeaten run in the competition as they looked forward to their next game.