Pisi kicks Samoa to victory
- 20 Jun 2014
Tusi Pisi kicked six penalties to lift Samoa to a 18-13 victory over Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup.
Having enjoyed a 15-5 half time lead, the islanders were able to hold out and move top of their group, ahead of their rivals.
Hosts Fiji responded with tries through Nemani Nadolo and Napolioni Nalaga, but ill-discipline cost them in the end.
Fiji – Tries: Nemani Nadolo, Napolioni Nalaga. Penalty: Nemani Nadolo.
Samoa – Penalties: Tusi Pisi (6).
Fiji – 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Napolioni Nalaga, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Nemani Nadolo, 11 Sireli Bobo, 10 Jonetani Ralulu, 9 Nikola Matawalu, 8 Nemani Nagusa, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 3Manasa Saulo, 2 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 1 Campese Ma'afu.
Subs: 16 Sunia Koto, 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 Leroy Atalifo, 19 Wame Lewaravu, 20 Malakai Ravulo, 21 Nemia Kenatale, 22 Watisoni Votu, 23 Isoa Donaldson.
Samoa – 15 Faatoina Autagavaia, 14 Fautua Otto, 13 George Pisi, 12 John Leota, 11 David Lemi (c), 10 Tusiata Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Taiasina Tuifua, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Maurie Faasavalu, 5 Daniel Leo, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 James Johnston, 2 Tii Paulo, 1 Logovii Mulipola.
Subs: 16 Wayne Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Census Johnstone, 19 Piula Fa’asalele, 20 Iosefa Tekori, 21 Vavao Afemai, 22 Patrick Fa’apale, 23 Anitelea Tuilagi.
Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images
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