Flying Fijians narrowly lose to Wales
November 15, 2014 6:00 pm
The Vodafone Flying Fijians narrowly lost to Wales 17-13 in their second match on the Europe tour.
Wingers, Alex Cuthbert and George North crossed over for the dragons early in the first half while poor defence during mauls from the Fijians led to a penalty try also being awarded to the home side.
Nemani Nadolo successfully converted two penalties out of four in the first half as the Welsh led 17-6 at halftime.
Fiji’s Ma’afu was then given the marching orders in the 52nd minute after he dangerously tackled a Welsh player during a lineout.
The Fijians gallantly defended their line and did not let the Welsh score a single point in the second half.
Fiji also had numerous opportunities to score but Wales also defended their line well until the 76th minute when Nadolo intercepted a pass on his own 22 meter line and showed sheer speed to score for Fiji.
He converted his own try and Fiji trailed 17-13 which was the full time score.
Fiji can take a lot of positives from the match as they played much better than they played against the French last week.
The Flying Fijians take on USA in their last match of the tour next weekend.
Meanwhile in another international played this morning, England lost 31-28 to South Africa at home while the All Blacks beat Scotland 24-16.