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Votu scores double to edge Eagles

November 21, 2014 7:57 pm

Vodafone Flying Fijians winger Watisoni Votu scored two tries to help the national side defeat the USA Eagles 20-14 in France this morning.

Fullback Timoci Nagusa scored the opening try in the first spell before setting up Votu to scored another five-pointer with Nemani Nadolo adding the conversion.

Nadolo successfully kicked a penalty for a 15-0 lead.

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Fiji went into halftime with a man short after hooker Tuapati Talemaitoga was sin-binned for an infringement in the line-out.

USA came back stronger in the second spell and pressured the Fijians into committing simple errors.

The Eagles took advantage of their numerical advantage, with winger Seamus Kelly scoring a try in the 42nd minute.

Centre Vereniki Goneva made a wonderful break down the sideline before offloading to offloading to Votu to touch down his second try in the 50th minute.

Nadolo missed the conversion.

USA struck back with a sizzling try to speedster Taku Ngwenya, beating the covering defense of his opposite number Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Nagusa for a 20-14 score line.

The Eagles’ confidence soared as they mounted a determined fightback but the Fijian’s defense was able to hold strong until the final whistle.

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