Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship: Samoa defeats PNG

Sieni Mose on attack for Samoa against PNG during their clash at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

SAMOA defeated Papua New Guinea 56-45 in a high scoring encounter during the opening round of the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship at Churchill Park in Lautoka this afternoon.

A low turn out was recorded with about 50 spectators watching the fixture.

It was a close battle in the first half with Samoa leading 29-26 at the break.

Known as Manusina, the Samoans outscored the PNG side ten tries to seven.

Samoa 56 (Tries: Mary-Lee Sau 2, Masuisui Pauaraisa 2, Nina Foaese 2, Marilyn Live 1, Aisesha Smalley 1, Jo Falesita 1, Alafou Fatu 1. Conversions: Sieni Mose 3).

PNG 45 (Tries: Mala Mark 3, Jill Yallon 2, Taiva Lavai 1, Fatima Rama 1. Conversions: Lavai 5).

Samoa will take on Tonga at the same venue at 1pm on Tuesday.

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