• Nadolo fires Fiji to victory

    Nemani Nadolo bagged 13 points to help Fiji to a 25-14 win over Italy in Suva on Saturday.

    The burly winger showcased his lesser-known place kicking ability, slotting two penalties and a conversion in his side's victory. He also grabbed one of his team's three tries as the islanders outplayed their visitors.

    The Italians, as expected, dominated the set-plays – scoring two penalty tries at scrum time. It was all they could muster though, as the Fijians ran them off their feet to claim a well-deserved victory.

    Fiji – Tries: Nemani Nadolo, Timoci Nagusa, Napolioni Nalaga. Conversions: Jonetani Ralulu, Nemani Nadolo. Penalties: Nadolo (2).
    Italy – Tries: penalty try (2). Conversions: Luciano Orquera (2).

    Fiji – 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Napolioni Nalaga, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Nemani Nadolo, 11 Timoci Nagusa, 10 Jonetani Ralulu, 9 Nemia Kenatale, 8 Nemani Nagusa, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Api Naikatini, 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 1 Campese Ma'afu.
    Subs: 16 Sunia Koto, 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 Isei Coalti, 19 Wame Lewaravu, 20 Malakai Ravulo, 21 Nikola Matawalu, 22 Watisoni Votu, 23 Adriu Delai.

    Italy – 15 Luke McLean, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Giovambattista Venditti, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Guglielmo Palazzani, 8 Manoa Vosawai, 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Joshua Furno, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys (c), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero.
    Subs: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Andrea de Marchi, 18 Alberto de Marchi, 19 George Fabio Biagi, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Tommaso Allan, 23 Andrea Masi.

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