War­riors win first Test clash

Fiji Sun - - Sports - JUS­TINE MAN­NAN Edited by Leone Cabenatuba Feedback: jus­tine.man­nan@ fi­jisun.com.fj

The Tele­com Fi­jian War­riors claim the first Test against Uruguay with a 39-24 win at the Es­ta­dio Char­rúa Sta­dium in Mon­te­v­ideo, Uruguay last Satur­day. The War­riors got to a good start with an early try in the sixth minute from Seru­pe­peli Vu­larika who also con­verted as they led 7-0. The Senirusi Seru­vaku­la­coached War­riors were ag­gres­sive in de­fence as they dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion. But that did not last long as the home side man­aged to open up gaps in their de­fence lead­ing to a try to Ger­mán Kessler, with the ex­tra points added by Ig­na­cio Secco as they drew level, 7-7. Uruguay lacked pa­tience and made ba­sic mis­takes which War­riors cap­i­talised on with Vu­larika con­vert­ing two penal­ties to ex­tend their lead to 13-7. Con­stant pres­sure on the home team near their try line earned the War­riors a penalty try to fur­ther their lead 20-7 but Uruguay pulled one back with Car­los Ar­bo­leya scor­ing the sec­ond try to nar­row the deficit 20-12. Mata­iasi Ucutabua and winger Lepani Raiyala scored a try each with Vu­larika adding two points from the con­ver­sion. They play Uruguay in their sec­ond Test match on Satur­day at Es­ta­dio Char­rúa Sta­dium.

Tele­com Fi­jian War­riors against Uruguay last Satur­day.

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