Samoa beat Fiji, to win World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2022

Samoa came from behind to beat Fiji 23-20 in their final game at Churchill Park in Lautoka this week, to claim the 15th World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

The win, their third on the trot in the competition, saw them finish above Australia A, hosts Fiji and Tonga in the overall standings.

Samoa trailed 3-17 at halftime but two unanswered tries in the second half were enough to secure the win, their fourth after their success in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 editions.

Australia A finished second after their 39-22 win over Tonga in the earlier encounter held at the same venue on the day.

Tonga head to Australia next for their Rugby World Cup qualification game against Hong Kong on 23 July. The two sides are meeting in a one-match playoff in Australia’s Sunshine Coast Stadium to decide who qualifies as Asia/Pacific 1 and joins South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe 2 in Rugby World Cup 2023’s Pool B.

Photo: Fiji Rugby

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