Rugby

Vunivalu, Nawaqanitawase score in Australia A win

October 2, 2022 7:32 am

Fijians Suliasi Vunivalu and Mark Nawaqanitawase helped the Australia A side snatch a 34-22 win in the first Tri-Series Test against Japan in Tokyo last night.

Nawaqanitawase came off the bench to score a double in the 27 minute he was on the field while Vunivalu scored a crucial try that started Australia on its come-back after being down 9-6 in the first half.

Brad Wilkin also scored for Australia while Ryan Lonergan added to the points with three conversions and two penalty goals.

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Fly-half Ben Donaldson also chipped a successful conversion.

Japan’s tries came from Kotaro Matsushima and Siosaia Fifita with Japanese fly-half Hayata Nakao trading four penalty goals.