27th May 07:00 AM
Bati win historic match against Toa Samoa
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 08/10/2016
Fiji Bati line up for the national anthem against Toa Samoa.

A well-timed intercept from wing Tyrone Philips saw the Fiji Bati win their historical test match against Toa Samoa at Apia Park this afternoon.

Fiji was down 18-16 with 20 minutes left in the game when Phillips made the intercept to score the winning try and secure a 20-18 victory for the Fiji Bati.

Fiji Bati veteran James Storer scored two first half tries along with Marcelo Montoya and Brayden Williame.

Captain Kevin Naiqama says it was a special win as they are now the first team to beat Toa Samoa on home soil.

Huge crowds turned up at Apia Park for the first ever Rugby League test in Samoa.

The game marked 30 years of rugby league in Samoa and was the first time Samoa had clashed with the Fiji Bait since they were beaten at the Rugby League World Cup three years ago.

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