Rugby Union

Fiji thrashes Canada in RWC warm-up

The Vodafone Flying Fijians defeated Canada 47-18 at the Stoop in London on Monday morning. Waisea Nayacalevu scored two tries, while Metuisela Talebula scored one. Nemani Nadolo was on song with his boots posting a 100 percent record kicking five conversions and four penalties. English based Niko Matawalu was a thorn to the Canadian defense. […]

Calvin Prasad

September 8, 2015 4:13 pm

The Vodafone Flying Fijians defeated Canada 47-18 at the Stoop in London on Monday morning.

Waisea Nayacalevu scored two tries, while Metuisela Talebula scored one.

Nemani Nadolo was on song with his boots posting a 100 percent record kicking five conversions and four penalties.

English based Niko Matawalu was a thorn to the Canadian defense. The nippy halfback breached the Canadian line twice to in a island rugby fest.

Canada caught the tiring Fijians in the second half by posting 18 points. Tries from Conor Trainor and a late brace of triers from Phil Mckenzie was consolation for the Canadian side.

Coach John McKee summing up the match:

As most teams have found out, we found that out today (yesterday) that you cannot replicate things in real game situations.

We know that England is a very strong team and they know how to control a game and punish mistakes and we know that we have our areas to work for from today. We probably need to work with some patience, work to control our field possession.

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