Tier 2 Wrap: Wins For Georgia, Fiji And USA
Georgia and Fiji beat Tonga and Samoa respectively in their Pacific Nations Cup games in Suva, and the USA claimed an emphatic victory over Russia in Commerce City on Saturday.
The Lelos were narrow 16-15 winners over Tonga on their tournament bow as Soso Matiashvili scored all of their points, including a try.
David Halaifonua and Viliami Lolohea crossed for Tonga in Suva, Fiji, but ultimately they came up short as their opener ended in defeat.
The other game played at the same venue saw Fiji edge Samoa 24-22 in another close contest as they got four tries to Samoa’s three.
Vereniki Goneva, Kini Murimurivalu, Henry Seniloli and Ben Volavola went over for Fiji in front of their home supporters, with Jack Lam, Dwayne Polataivaia and Melani Matavao crossing for Samoa, who must now regroup ahead of next weekend’s clash with Tonga. Fiji face Georgia.
Meanwhile, the USA scored nine tries as they cruised to a 63-13 triumph over Russia in Commerce City.