June 17, 2017
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Flying Fijians beat Italy

Fly-half Ben Volavola kicked a drop goal just before fulltime as the Vodafone Flying Fijians defeated Italy 22-19 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.

The Flying Fijians scored two tries in the first half through Eroni Vasiteri and Jale Vatubua and led 14-9 at the break with Italian fly half, Tommaso Allan scoring all their points with his boots.

Veteran winger Vereniki Goneva scored Fiji’s third try after the break from an intercept inside the Fijian half.

Maxime Mbanda scored Italy’s first try from a rolling maul to close the gap to 19-16.

Allan kicked another penalty successfully to level the scores 19-19 with three minutes remaining on the clock.

But the boots of Volavola made all the difference as he smartly took a drop-kick to had the Fijians the impressive win.

The John McKee coached side will now play Scotland in their next test match in Suva next Saturday.

By Reginald Chandar

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