Debutants and Fiji Drua solid running backs Kalaveti Ravouvou and Vinaya Habosi scored a try each in the Flying Fijians 36-0 win over Tonga, but skipper Waisea Nayacalevu believes there is still room for improvement.
Setareki Tuicuvu, Tevita Ratuva, and Jiuta Wainiqolo also crossed over in the Fijians’ five-try win at a jam-packed HFC Stadium in Suva over the weekend to open their Pacific Nations Cup campaign on a high.
Vodafone Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter was happy with the win, thanking supporters for the great turnout, but at the same time knows full well that the side cannot rest on the win in anticipation of tougher games as the competition progresses.
Nayacalevu told Fiji Rugby: “We know we did some mistakes on the field. We have to reset and refocus and polish on those areas before meeting Australia A next weekend.”
Fiji led 22-0 at half-time.
Meanwhile, in the other PNC match played yesterday, Samoa defeated Australia A 31-26.
Next weekend, in round two of the PNC at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Samoa take on Tonga while the Flying Fijians meet Australia A.
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