Fiji were crowned Pacific Nations Cup winners after beating Georgia 37-15 in Suva on Saturday.
Fiji have now won an unprecedented four consecutive Pacific Nations Cup titles and a record fifth overall since the tournament’s inception in 2006.
It was a closely fought affair in the first half, as Georgia matched the Fijians for intensity and even managed to hold a five-point lead at the break. But the hosts produced a surging second-half display to take the game away from Georgia and secure the title.
Scrumhalf Henry Seniloli scored a brace in the space of three minutes for Fiji, but Georgia responded with two tries of their own, coupled with a conversion and a penalty from Soso Matiashvili to take a 15-10 advantage at the midway mark.
It was one-way traffic after the resumption as Fiji upped the ante and reduced the visitors to bystanders.
The hosts ran in four unanswered tries – two by scrumhalf Frank Lomani, one by centre Jale Vatubua and one from Test debutant Semi Radradra – to end any hopes Georgia had of causing an upset.
Fiji – Tries: Henry Seniloli (2), Frank Lomani (2), Jale Vatubua, Semi Radradra. Conversions: Nemani Nadolo (2). Penalty: Nadolo.
Georgia – Tries: Otar Giorgadze, Sandro Todua. Conversion: Soso Matiashvili. Penalty: Matiashvili.
Fiji – 15 Keni Murimurivalu, 14 Vereniki Goneava, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Henry Seniloli, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Ratu Vere Vugakot, 1 Campese Ma’afu.
Subs: 16 Ratunaisa Navuma, 17 Eroni Maw, 18 Kalivati Tawake, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Frank Lomani, 22 Alivereti Veitokani, 23 Timoci Nagusa.
Georgia – 15 Soso Matiashvili, 14 Anzor Sichinava, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Lasha Malaghuradze , 11 Sandro Todua, 10 Lasha Khmaladze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Otar Giorgadze, 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tsutskiridze, 5 Kote Mikautadze , 4 Giorgi Nemsadze (c), 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Kakha Asieshvili.
Subs: 16 Giorgi Chkoidze, 17 Zurab Zhvania, 18 Giorgi Melikidze, 19 Nodar Cheishvili, 20 Saba Shubitidze, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Giorgi Kveseladze, 23 Merab Kvirikashvili.