PNG 9s remain undefeated

first_imgPNG gave Fiji their first taste of defeat, 18-12 a short time ago.In the other results, Cook Islands drew with Samoa 16-16 and Tonga defeated Solomon Islands.The PNG-Fiji encounter was a close call with PNG leading into the half time break by 4 points.PNG were first on the score board, with a try to inspirational captain Israel Eliab.But the Fijians equalised through Etuate Qionmacawa for a score of 6-6.Fiji have themselves to blame, as their defence could not stop PNG forward Kato Otio from scoring, giving PNG a handy lead 10-0 into the water break.In the second 9 minutes of play, Adex Wera showed his pace, racing 70 metres to score.The 14-6 lead for PNG was cut to two points when Fiji number 13, Wame Turaganivalu scored but the kick was unsuccessful.The home crowd went silent, but it took few seconds only as more action happened. Finally Salias  Gahuna scored from the restart to give PNG an eventual 18-12 win.last_img

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