Match report: Fiji defeat Japan
June 22, 2008
Fullback Taniela Rawaqa's second-half try set up Fiji's 24-12 win over Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup rugby competition today.
New Zealander James Arlidge kicked all of Japan's points from four penatlties.
Sireli Naqelevuki scored a converted try for Fiji 10 minutes after the break.
Rawaqa put Fiji ahead for good with a try midway through the second half that gave the visitors a 15-12 lead after Arlidge had kicked all his goals.
Vereniki Goneva added a late converted try to seal the result.
In other weekend matches Australia A overwhelmed Tonga 90-7 and the New Zealand Maori beat Samoa 17-6.
Australia A lead the standings with 14 points including two bonus points for scoring a minimum four tries, and the New Zealand Maori have 12 after three rounds.
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