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Fijian Drua keep title defence hopes alive after 40-36 win against Melbourne Rising in NRC match

Fijian Drua keep title defence hopes alive after 40-36 win against Melbourne Rising in NRC match

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 05/10/2019
[Photo:Rugby.com.au]

The Fiji Airways Fijian Drua have kept their title defence hopes alive after a 40-36 comeback win against Melbourne Rising in the National Rugby Championship in Australia tonight.

Melbourne Rising led the Fijian Drua 26-7 at halftime.

The Fijian Drua scored six tries in the match with five tries scored in the second half.

Peceli Nacebe scored the Fijian Drua's only try in the first half.

Replacement wing Jiuta Wainiqolo scored a double in the match with other tries coming from halfback Serupepeli Vularika, Ratunaisa Navuma and Cyril Reece.

The top four teams qualify for the semifinals and the Fijian Drua are in fourth place at the moment with 13 points.  

After Round 6, the Canberra Vikings have booked a place in the semifinals.

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