Flying Fijians end up in draw in thrilling contest
July 25, 2015 2:11 am
The Vodafone Flying Fijians side drew 30-all against Samoa in their Pacific Nations Cup clash in Sacramento, USA.
It was a game of two halves with Fiji dominating the first spell with two tries to lock forward Leone Nakarawa and one to fullback Metuisela Talebula.
Fiji went into halftime leading Samoa by 17-10.
The second half started well for Fiji as centre, Gabriel Lovobalavu dummied and stepped his way past defenders to score Fiji’s fourth try.
Flyhalf Ben Volavola added a penalty to take Fiji’s tally to 27-10.
The Samoans soon found their rhythm as they stormed back with three tries to Anthony Perenise, Paul Perez and TJ Ioane to level the scores at 27-all with five minutes remaining.
Volavola looked to have sealed the win for Fiji with a successful penalty two minutes from time to inch ahead 30-27.
Another infringement by Fiji saw Samoa flyhalf, Michael Stanley convert a penalty to level the scores 30-all at the stroke of full-time.