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