Pacific Challenge: Fiji Warriors begin title defence on a high

Action from the match between Fiji Warriors and Tonga A at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this evening. Picture: NOA BIUDOLE

THE Frank Lomani-captained Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors began their title defence on a high note running in 10 tries to defeat a rugged Tonga A pack by 56 -14 during their World Rugby Pacific Challenge match at the ANZ Stadium this evening.

“It was a¬†physical game and hats off to Tonga for a great game,” Lomani said.

“We just kept the momentum going and lifted the tempo in the second half.”

The Fiji Warriors will play Japan A next week with Tonga A meeting Pacific rivals Samoa A.

Fiji Warriors tryscorers: Eroni Mawi, Tira Patterson (2), John Dyer and Veramu Dikadikalati (2), Luke Tagi, Peni Naulago, Samusamuvodre Tuidraki (2)
Conversions: Maleli Tikotani (2) Simione Kuruvoli
Tonga A tryscorers: Liueli Simote, Alefosio Vahe
Conversions: Liueli Simote (2)

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