Match Results From Day 3 of the Oceania Cup in Suva, Fiji.
Game 4: Fiji Defeated Tonga in a tight contest. The Fijians were on top all day but the Tongans fought back late a terrific 50m goal from Inesi to send a scare through the Fijian team. In the end Fiji were able to hold on to a 3 goal victory. The match was fierce with tackling pressure up and no space available in the contest. Both teams were terrific and ran the game out well after the day off yesterday.
Game 5: The scoreboard didn't show the true reflection of the match, the Solomon Islands had plenty of opportunities to score but were wayward in their kicking for goal and the Nauruans were excellent in getting back in defence. In the end Nauru registered a comfortable win to send them into tomorrow Grand Final. Their skills and ball movement stood out as they transferred the ball from Half back and finished their hard work with goals! The Solomon Islands boys played really well and never gave up.
Game 6: This game was close all day but as the Solomon Islands boys got tired the Fijian fresher legs took over and they kicked 4 goals in the last quarter to seal their victory. The game was played at a frantic pace with the ball going up and down the ground with ease. Big tackles and fast legs took over the game! The final score doesn't show the true reflection of how well the Solomon Islands boys played.
Match Results: Oceania Cup – Day 3
Fiji Jnr Tribe 5-4-34 Def Tonga Thunder 2-5-17
Fiji: Rapoama Bola 3, Minati Baleisala, Alate Tuilevuka
Tonga: Inesi Ahomana, Mahonilai Tonga
Fiji: Josese Radrovi, Alate Tuilevuka, Saimoni Ravutu, Sefanaia Kaivei, Naibuka Salusalu, Rapoama Bola
Tonga: Feofaaki Pulu, Brenton Ikamanu, Pauliasi Tuifua, Inesi Ahomana, Uinisitoni Finau, Ofa Tapueluelu
Nauru Stars 8-9-57 Def Solomon Islands Sharks 0-1-1
Nauru: Woewodin Thoma 3, Maro Baguga 2, Hutch Dagagio, Gaissa Jones, Winzar Kakiouea
Solomon Islands: Nil
Nauru: Filiando Gaiyabu, Winzar Kakiouea, Woewodin Thoma, Richard Waqa, Robawoun Atsime, Hutch Dagagio
Solomon Islands: Chris Tikorine, Amini Asivuicolo, Malysha Mani, Jason Keniapisra, Temosi Meo, Carlick Karoa
Fiji Jnr Tribe 8-5-53 Def Solomon Island Sharks 0-1-1
Fiji: Rapoama Bola 2, Josese Radrovi 2, Sefanaia Kaivei 2, Ilimo Wave,
Solomon Islands: Nil
Fiji: Minati Baleisala, Rapoama Bola, Jolame Vunisa, Sefanaia Kiavei, Josese Radrovi, Livai Tuilovoni
Solomon Islands: Eliki Narere, Malysha Mani, Rus Han, Emosi Meo, Allen Tarioha, Aminius Vuicolo