19th September 05:37 AM
Western Force prove too strong for Fijian Drua
By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 08/09/2019
[Photo: Fiji Rugby]

Western Force winger Jonah Placid scored a hat-trick as they beat the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua 38-15 in the National Rugby Championship match at the ANZ Stadium.

The other tries for the Western Force were scored by Tevin Ferris, Byron Ralston and Jake Strachen as the visitors dominated the Drua.

Placid scored two tries in the first half before Serupepeli Vularika scored for the Fijian Drua.

The Western Force scored two more tries as they led 26-10 at half-time.

Levani Kurumudu scored for Fiji in the second half as the Drua closed the gap to 26-15 before the Western Force scored two more tries to register the 38-15 win.

The Drua remains winless after two matches as they had drawn their first game against the Brisbane City last weekend.

The Fijian Drua will now play the NSW Country at 4pm next Saturday.

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Fijian Drua

15-38

Western Force

  TIME  
  3' Jonah Placid scores for the Western force to open their account.
  12' Jonah Placid gets another for the Western Force
Serupepeli Vularika starts the comeback for the Drua crashing through the defense. Conversion is good. 19'  
Fijian Drua convert a penalty 23'  
  24' Tevin Ferris scores for the Western Force and extends their lead. Conversion is good.
  39' Byron Ralston scores for the Western Force as they pull further away from the Fijian Drua. Conversion is good.
Halftime 10-26
  TIME  
Levani Kurumudu gets another in for Fijian Drua. Conversion no good. '44  
  '60 Jake Strachan gets another for the Western Force. Conversion unsuccessful.
  '72 Jonah Placid gets a hat trick with the successful conversion.
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