Try on debut for Sowakula

July 2, 2022 9:15 pm

Fiji-born Pita Gus Sowakula and Sevu Reece scored a try each for the All Blacks to help them cruise to a 42-19 win over Ireland at Eden Park today.

Ireland had the first say with a try to Keith Earls, and the hosts hit back with a Jordie Barrett try, to put the All Blacks into a 7-5 lead.

Reece was able to scoop up a loose ball and run 80 metres to score their second try in the 30th minute.

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Ardie Savea and Quinn Tupaea also added two more tries for the All Blacks to give them a 28-5 lead at half time.

Sowakula capped off his debut with a try in the 70th minute off the back of the scrum.

Garry Ringrose was able to dive over for a corner try, followed by another to Bundee Aki.

Savea also crossed over his second try of the match, and the win.