Fiji Under 20s make winning start to Junior World Trophy

The Fiji Under 20s rugby team have opened their Junior World Trophy campaign win a comfortable 26-7 victory over Hong Kong in Montevideo.

The Baby Flying Fijians led 7-0 at halftime thanks to a seventh minute try from lock and captain Temo Mayanavanua, converted by first five Fabiano Navabale.

Hong Kong levelled the scores with a try eight minutes into the second half but were reduced to 14 players when Gregor Ramage was sent to the sin bin.

Fiji too their chance and regained the lead a minute later with the first of two penalty tries, before number eight Apisalome Bogidrau capped off a dominant performance, charging down the right-hand flank to score in the corner four minutes from full-time.

Fiji’s next opponent is hosts Uruguay in four days, who suffered a shock 20-18 defeat by Portugal in their first match.

The overall winner will earn promotion to the elite Junior World Championship in 2018.


Source: RadioNZ