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Pacific Island November Test Round-Up

Oceania Rugby, Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:45PM

Fiji, Samoa and Tonga were all in action in Europe during the November test window. Tonga won all of its matches and here are all the results and a review of the various matches

  • November 11 Barbarians 40 Fiji 7 (Wembley Stadium, London)
  • November 12 France 52 Samoa 8 (Toulouse, France)
  • November 12 Spain 13 Tonga 28 (Madrid, Spain)

  • November 19 England 58 Fiji 15 (Twickenham, London)
  • November 19 Georgia 20 Samoa 16 (Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • November 19 USA 17 Tonga 20 (San Sebastian, Spain)
  • November  26 Japan 25 Fiji 38  (Vannes, France)
  • November 26 Italy 17 Tonga 19 (Padua, Italy)
  • November 26 Samoa 25 Canada 23 (Grenoble, France)

 

 

 

Barbarians Floor Fiji (November 11)

 

Barbarians 40 (Tries: Van der Merwe 2, Faddes, Ellis, Mo’unga, Morahan; Cons: Du Preez 5)

Fiji 7 (Try: Nayacalevu; Con: Nadolo)

 

Fiji: 15 Benito Masilevu, 14 Waisea Nayacalevu, 13 Asaeli Tikorotuma, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Serupepeli Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera, 7 Mosese Voka, 6 Naulia Dawai, 5 Dominiko Waqaniburoto, 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Jale Sassen, 1 Campese Ma’afu
Replacements: 16 Joeli Veitayaki, 17 Sunia Koto, 18 Leroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Eremasi Radrodro, 21 Nemia Kenatale, 22 Metuisela Talebula, 23 Vatemo Ravouvou

 

BARBARIANS: 1. R Goodes, 2. A van der Mwerwe, 3. B Franks, 4. M Fatialofa, 5. S Carter, 6. B Sheilds, 7. J Taufua, 8. L Whitelock, 9. A Ellis, 10. R du Preez, 11. T Naiyaravoro, 12. R Buckman, 13. T Bowe, 14. M Faddes, 15. M Nanai.
Replacements: 16. A Ready, 17. T Smith, 18. P Ryan, 19. M Muller, 20. R Ackermann, 21. R Pienaar, 22. R Mo’unga, 23. L Morahan

 

France blitz Samoa in Toulouse (November 12)

 

France 52 (Tries: Huget, Vakatawa 3, Ollivon, Fickou; Cons: Machenaud 2, Serin 2; Pens: Machenaud 3)

Samoa 8 (Try: Lee-Lo; Pen: Fa'apale)

 

SAMOA: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Paul Perez, 13 George Pisi, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 David Lemi (c), 10 Patrick Faapale, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Genesis Mamea-Lemalu, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 5 Filo Paulo, 4 Christopher Vui, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Manu Leaiataua, 1 Zac Taulafo
Replacements: 16 Elia Elia, 17 Logovi'i Mulipola, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Jeff Lepa, 20 Gregory Foe, 21 Pele Cowley, 22 D'Angelo Leuila, 23 Ken Pisi

 

FRANCE: 15. S Speddibng, 14. Y Huget, 13. R Lamerat, 12. W Fofana, 11. V Vakatawa, 10. F Trinh-Duc, 9. M Machenaud, 8. L Picamole, 7. K Gourdon, 6. L Goujon, 5. Y Maestri, 4. J Ledevedec, 3. U Antonio, 2. G Guirado, 1. J Poirot.
Replacements: 16. C Chat, 17. C Baille, 18. R Slimani, 19. S Vahaamahina, 20. C Ollivon, 21, B Serin, 22. J-M Doussain, 23. G Fickou.

 

Tonga Too Good for Spain in Madrid (November 12)

 

Tonga 28 (Tries: Faleafa, Vainikolo, Takulua, Hala; Cons: Takulua 4)

 Spain 13 (Tries: Barrera; Cons: Linklater; Pens: Linklater 2)

 

TONGA: 1. T Mailau, 2. P Ngaumo, 3. S Halanukonuka, 4. S Mafi, 5. J Tuineau, 6. D Faleafa, 7. J Ram, 8. T Koloamatangi, 9. S Takulua, 10. K Hala, 11. F Vainikolo, 12. L Fosita, 13. S Piutau ©, 14. N Tuitavake, 15. Halaifonua.
Replacements: 16. E Taione, 17. S Lea, 18. P Fa’anunu, 19. V Mapapalangi, 20. K Ale, 21. T Palu, 22. T Taufu’l, 23. Paea.

 

SPAIN: 1. Auzqui, 2. Pinto, 3. Rodriguez, 4. Barrera, 5. Gonzalez, 6. Barthere, 7. Gibouin, 8. Nava ©, 9. Rouet, 10. Belie, 11. Ascarat, 12. Alvarez, 13. Perrin, 14. Contardi, 15. Linklater.
Replacements: 16. Lopez, 17. Anaya, 18. Garcia, 19. Gavidi, 20. Foulds, 21. Maiquez, 22. Jorge, 23. Gimeno.

 

England Far Too Good for Fiji (November 19)

 

England 58 (TriesJoseph 2, Daly, Rokoduguni 2, Harrison, Launchbury 2, Goode; Cons: Farrell 4, Ford; Pen: Farrell)

Fiji 15 (TriesNadolo, Nakarawa, Talebula)

 

England: 15 A Goode, 14 S Rokoduguni, 13 J Joseph, 12 O Farrell, 11 E Daly, 10 G Ford, 9 B Youngs, 8 B Vunipola, 7 T Harrison, 6 C Robshaw, 5 C Lawes, 4 J Launchbury, 3 D Cole, 2 D Hartley, 1 M Vunipola
Replacements: 16 J George, 17 J Marler, 18 K Sinckler, 19 C Ewels, 20 N Hughes, 21 D Care, 22 B Te’o, 23 H Slade

 

Fiji: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Benito Masilevu, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Josh Matavesi, 9 Seru Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera, 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Api Ratuniyawara, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma’afu
Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Leeroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Eremasi Radrodro, 22 Niko Matawalu, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

 

Georgia Scrape Home Against Samoa (November 19)

 

Georgia 20 (Tries: Penalty Try, Bitsadze; Cons: Kvirikashvili 2; Pens: Kvirikashvili 2)

Samoa 16 (TryG Pisi; Con: Fa’apale; Pens: Fa’apale 3

 

Georgia: 15 M Kvirikashvili, 14 T Mtchedlidze, 13 G Koshadze, 12 M Sharikadze, 11 S Todua, 10 L Malaghuradze, 9 V Lobzhanidze, 8 B Bitsadze, 7 M Gorgodze (c), 6 V Kolelishvili, 5 G Nemsadze, 4 K Mikautadze, 3 L Chilachava, 2 J Bregvadze, 1 M Nariashvili
Replacements: 16 B Alkhazashvili, 17 K Asieshvili, 18 D Kubriashvili, 19 S Sutiashvili, 20 G Tkhilaishvili, 21 G Begadze, 22 R Jintchvelashvili, 23 G Aptsiauri

 

Samoa: 15 Albert Nikori, 14 Paul Perez, 13 George Pisi, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 David Lemi (c), 10 Patrick Fa’apale, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Alafoti Faosiliva, 7 Gregory Foe, 6 Jack Lam, 5 Filo Paulo, 4 Jeff Lepa, 3 Anthony Perenise, 2 Manu Leaiataua, 1 Logovi'i Mulipola
Replacements: 16 Elia Elia, 17 Hisa Sasagi, 18 Nephi Leatigaga, 19 Talaga Alofipo, 20 Genesis Mamea-Lemalu, 21 Oneone Faafou, 22 Pele Cowley, 23 D'Angelo Leuila

 

Tonga Edge Home Against USA (November 19)

 

Tonga 20 (Tries: Veainu, Vainikolo; Cons: Takulua 2; Pens: Takulua 2)

USA 17 (Tries: Taufete’e, Iosefo; Cons: Holder 2; Pen: Holder)

 

Tonga: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Nafi Tu’itavake, 13 Siale Piutau (c), 12 Latiume Fosita, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Kali Hala, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Tevita Koloamatangi, 7 Jack Ram, 6 Dan Faleafa, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Siua Halanukonuka, 2 Paula Ngauamo, 1 Tevita Mailau
Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Paea Fa’anunu, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Valentino Mapapalangi, 20 Kotoni Ale, 21 Tomasi Palu, 22 Tevita Taufui, 23 David Halaifonua

 

USA: 15 M Hughes, 14 B Scully (c), 13 T Palamo, 12 M Brache, 11 M Iosefo, 10 W Holder, 9 N Augspurger, 8 A Durutalo, 7 T Lamborn, 6 S Manoa, 5 N Civetta, 4 C Dolan, 3 C Baumann, 2 J Hilterbrand, 1 J Taufete’e
Replacements: 16 P Blair, 17 A MacLellan, 18 D Waldren, 19 A McFarland, 20 L Haupeakui, 21 M Te’o, 22 JP Eloff, 23 B Campbell

 

Fiji Beat Japan in Much Needed Victory (November 26)

 

Fiji 38 (Tries: Vulivuli, Talebula, Botia 2, Nadolo; Cons: Nadolo 5; Pen: Nadolo)

Japan 25 (Tries: Matsushima 2, Ilaaua; Cons: Tamura 2; Pen: Tamura 2)

FIJI: 1. Peni Ravai, 2. Sunia Koto, 3. Manasa Saulo, 4. Nemia Soqeta, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 7. Peceli Yato, 8. Akapusi Qera ©, 9. Nikola Matawalu, 10. Ben Volavola, 11. Nemani Nadolo, 12. Levani Botia, 13. Albert Vulivuli, 14. Metuisela Talebula, 15. Kini Murimurivalu
Replacements:  16. Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17. Joeli Veitayaki, 18. Leeroy Atalifo, 19. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 20. Naulia Dawai, 21. Eremasi Radrodro, 22. Serupepeli Vularika, 23. Waisea Nayacalevu

 

Leuila Keeps Canada at Bay in Grenoble (November 26)

 

 

Samoa 25 (Tries: Perez ; Cons: Leuila ; Pens: Leuila 4; Drop goal: Leuila 2)

Canada 23 (Tries: Olmstead, van der Merwe 2; Cons: Braid; Pen: Braid 2)

Last updated: Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:14PM

Author: Greg Thomas