The Fiji Under 20 rugby side outstretched an injury crippled Tongan side 53-0 to take 3rd in the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship.
Fiji took an early lead in the 7th minute curtesy of Nabetelevu Turaganivalu. In a match that saw possession change hands often Tonga were not able to capitalise on their chances.
Tongan captain Sunia Finifeuiaki said, “The score board doesn’t reflect how hard the boys worked. I am proud of the boys for their effort in the second half.
The tournament has been really good for the boys, especially the local ones, it’s been an opportunity for them to come and learn and develop.”
Fiji captain Raikabula Momoedonu said, “Coming into the last game tonight we knew what we wanted especially after coming out of two losses against Australia and New Zealand and we wanted to end on a high and we gave it our all and we put it up there on the score board. I am proud of the way the boys worked together as a unit this evening and also how we hammered down our set pieces, so credit to the boys.”
Fiji will feature at the World Rugby U20s Trophy, along with Samoa after their relegation in 2017, later this year.
Fiji 54 (Tries: Nabetelevu 3, Bogidrau, Patterson 2, Nasamila, Vudogo; Cons: Muntz 3; Pens: Muntz) defeated Tonga 0