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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Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies
Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September