27th September 09:42 AM
Fiji Warriors holds off a strong Junior Japan
By Lena Reece
Wednesday 15/03/2017
Fiji scores a try against Japan

The Telecom Fiji Warriors held off a strong Junior Japan side to win 39-16 in their second match of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge.

Junior Japan got off to a quick start getting on the scoreboard first through a penalty from half back Naoto Saito but the Fiji Warriors responded with a penalty of their own through fly half, Jonetani Ralulu locking the points at 3-3.

Junior Japan strongly kept their lead with the first try of the match to number 8, Tevita Malaefoou extending their lead to 10-3.

The Fiji Warriors then responded with a try scored by wing, Apete Daveta.

Fiji then scored two more tries through Jonetani Ralulu and Samuela Suguturaga to give them a 24-16 over Junior Japan at the break.

The Fiji Warriors then sealed the win in the second half through tries to flanker Jiuta Takubu, half back Serupepeli Vularika and replacement fullback Cyril Reece.

Despite the win, Telecom Fiji Warriors Coach, Senirusi Seruvakula says discipline is still a major area of concern.

Meanwhile, in another match Tonga A defeated Samoa A 30-22.

The Fiji Warriors will now take on Samoa A in their final match of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge at 5.30pm Saturday while the Tonga A will face Junior Japan at 3.30pm.   

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