Fiji Wins Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy

Oceania Rugby, Sat Dec 5, 2015 12:51PM

 

Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy

 

December 5, Round 3

 

The Fijian U20 team beat island neighbours Tonga in the final of the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy 19-10. The win means Fiji has qualified for the 2016 World Rugby Junior Trophy tournament in Zimbabwe.

 

Papua New Guinea beat Vanuatu 80-7 to finish third at the tournament that was played in Suva, Fiji, over three rounds in late November/early December.

 

The final was a close contest given both had beaten Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu comfortably in the earlier two rounds.

 

The key moments of the final were:

 

 

 

78 min: Fiji's replacement Josaia Raboiliku scores for Fiji. Conversion successful by nailati ukalele. Fiji 19 Tonga 10.

 

72min: Tonga's wing Sunia Latu scores their first try of the match. Oneone converts for Tonga. Fiji 12 Tonga 10

 

57min: yellow card to Fiji's Vasikali Mudu for a late tackle. Fiji 12 Tonga 3.

 

45min: penalty to Tonga unsuccessful by Oneone. Fiji 12 Tonga 3.

 

41min: Rupeni Vakasilimi scores again for Fiji at start of second half. Conversion successful by Peceli Nacebe. Fiji 12 Tonga 3

 

Halftime: Fiji 5 Tonga 3.

 

34min: penalty to Tonga unsuccessful by Oneone. Fiji 5 Tonga 3

 

22min: penalty to Tonga successful by Patelesio Oneone. Fiji 5 Tonga 3

 

8min: Fiji's no.8 Rupeni Vakasilimini gets Fiji's first points on the score board. Conversion unsuccessful by Isaia Nataba. Fiji 5 Tonga 0

 

 

Full Tournament Results:

 

Round 1: Tonga 81 Vanuatu 0, Fiji 63 Papua New Guinea 0

Round 2: Tonga 55 Papua New Guinea 16, Fiji 109 Vanuatu 6

Round 3: Fiji 19 Tonga 10, Papua New Guinea 80 Vanuatu 7

 

Last updated: Saturday December 5, 2015 3:54PM
Author: Greg Thomas