Bolaca inspires Fiji over Uluinakau

March 17, 2023 12:32 pm

Napolioni Bolaca.

In a week of talks about Napolioni Bolaca’s injury and needed surgery, the Yasawa man came in to inspire Fiji to a 26-12 win over Uluinakau in their opening 47th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s match.

The two teams were locked 12-all in the first half with Uluinakau exposing the national side’s weakness at the breakdown and restart.

However, there was a momentum shift in the second spell when Bolaca came on.

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Napolioni Bolaca. 

He set up two tries, the first to Vuiviawa Naduvalo and the second a brilliant no-look pass to Filipo Bukayaro.

Some other faces in action for the national team was Joseva Talacolo, Inia Tawalo, and Jope Nasayara who scored Fiji’s last try.

Looking at other big results, Tabadamu edged Raiwasa Taveuni 10-5, Army Green beat Dominion Brothers 5-0, Navy defeated mana Magician 12-7 and newcomers New Caledonia lost to Plantation Island 27-5.

Matches continue at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.