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Fiji U20 clinch Oceania Rugby U20s Challenge beating Samoa in final game

Written by on March 7, 2024

Fiji U20 before leaving the country 

The Fiji U20 team are the champions of the Oceania Rugby U20s Challenged after beating Samoa U20 last night in their final game 31-17. The side, captained by former Marist Brothers High School student Nalani May put on a masterclass, especially in the scrums to win by 14. Indeed, the team were their own worst enemy at times with poor handling and poor discipline resulting in 3 yellow cards kept Samoa U20 in the game.

The Fiji U20 celebrate their victory Source: Oceania Rugby

The team had beaten the Ikale Tahi Tonga U20 in their first game and dominated Moana Pasifika in their second match. Heading in to their final the boys were wary of a Samoan team that has also done well against their opponents.

Source: Oceania Rugby

Source: Oceania Rugby

Players like QVS head boy Anare Tabukaucoro, Drua and ex-Suva Grammar player Philip Baselala among others were stalwarts of the team. Captain Nalani May also took time after the game to thank Fijian supporters who were present and vocal throughout all 3 matches.

With 3 wins under their belt, the Fiji U20 will be looking forward to the U20 RWC which is in South Africa in June. One of the issues the coaches will certainly be looking at is discipline.

For now, the members of the team will look forward to getting some rest before gearing up for the U20 RWC. Congratulations again to the coaches and the players in the team.



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