Fijiana and Samoa Set for Title and WXV Decider

Vodafone Fijiana and Samoa have qualified for WXV after winning two games from two in the Oceania Rugby Championship, setting up the title decider Sunday.

Sunday’s match-up at 2pm at Bond University on the Gold Coast will also determine whether the Fijiana will compete in the WXV 2 or WXV 3 competition.

Samoa currently lead the standings, on a better points difference from their victories over Tonga (69-5) and Papua New Guinea (83-0). The Fijiana XVs also featured strongly by defeating the same opponents with scores of 45-12 and 77-0, placing them second in the standings.

The winner of Sunday’s clash secures a place in WXV 2 alongside Scotland, Japan, and South Africa. Meanwhile, the losing team will join Ireland, Kazakhstan, and Kenya in WXV 3, scheduled for October.

It is uclear if second rower Nunia Daunimoala will feature against Samoa after she was taken off following an accidental clash of heads with team-mate Bitila Tawake in the first half of their win over Tonga on Tuesday.

Photo: Oceania Rugby

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