18th August 10:40 AM
Flying Fijians go down to the Maori All Blacks 26-17
By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 20/07/2019

The Maori All Blacks have beaten the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians 26-17 in their second test match in Rotorua.

Fiji scored first through Veremalua Vugakoto as Fiji took a 7-0 lead.

Sean Wainui scored for the Maori All Blacks as they leveled the scores to 7-7.

Both teams were locked 7-all at half time.

The Maori All Blacks scored three tries in the second half through Rob Thompson, Isaia Walker-Leawere and Alex Nankivell.

Mosese Voka scored a consolation try late on as the Maori All Blacks held on for the win.

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Flying Fijians

Final score:
17-26

Maori All Blacks

Flying FIjians TIME Maori All Blacks
Crucial turnover by Nemani Nagusa after MABs had all the momentum early on 3'  
Charge down on Veitokani kick gets hacked forward and gathered by Nayacalevu almost resulting in a try but he knocks it on 5m from the tryline 5'  
Waqaniburotu toes the ball ahead after a low pass then passes between his legs to Veremalua to score in the corner. TRY FIJI!!!! 8'  
  10' Bad exit by Seniloli and a penalty has given the MABs a lineout 5m from their tryline
  13' Try to Wainui in the corner after an aimless kick by Fiji to exit their 22
  23' Rolling maul from MABs from the 5m line defended well by Fiji and results in a knock-on over the tryline. Fiji ball.
Great clearing kick from Veitokani after Fiji sustained pressure for a lengthy period. Fiji lose the ball after the lineout. 26'  
Veitokani misses a penalty attempt from near half way. 29'  
Fiji get a penalty and take the lineout attacking and making it into the 22 31'  
Nakosi sets up Fiji's attack but the MABs steal the ball on the tryline and clear the ball 34'  
Some massive hits from Vatubua stops MABs attack 38'  
  39' Fiji fail to take a high kick in midfield almost resulting in a try for the Maori All Blacks
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Flying Fijians TIME Maori All Blacks
  43' Try to Maori All Blacks under the posts after a lineout from the 5m line
Veitokani kicks a penalty on the 22m line 51'  
  54' Maori All Blacks get a scrum near the 22m after holding up Josh Matavesi
  56' Maori All Blacks scrum leads to a penalty near the 5m line after some indiscipline from Fiji
Fiji give away another penalty on the tryline and the ref warns them the next infringement will result in a yellow card 58'  
  59' Veitokani drops a cross-kick resulting in a try for the Maori All Blacks in the corner. Conversion misses.
  62' Veitokani drops another kick which leads to a dominant Maori scrum then penalty
  64' Try to Walker-Leawere after a lineout
Fiji score a try after a dominant scrum on the 5m line 76'  
  80' Maori All Blacks grinding it out for the win.
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