Vanuatu rugby league beaten by Hungary
5 October, 2018, 4:35 pm
SYDNEY, 05 OCTOBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Vanuatu’s rugby league team have suffered a heart-breaking loss to Hungary at the Emerging Nations World Championship in New South Wales.
Thursday’s match was Vanuatu’s first of the tournament while Hungary had already had a victory over Greece.
The extra time on the field showed early on with the Hungarians taking a 12-0 lead before the Melanesian side gained some rhythm and found themselves in front late in the game.
However Hungary scored last, eventually winning 18-13.
Vanuatu plays Greece in their last pool match on Sunday.
In Thursday’s other game, Niue defeated Malta 26-16 and will now play the Philippines on Sunday with the hope of making the cup semis.
Solomon Islands will play Hong Kong on Sunday.