4 Fiji

Rugby World - - FRONT ROW -

Fiji came out on top in a bat­tle of the is­lan­ders in the U20 World Tro­phy fi­nal in Bucharest, Ro­ma­nia. They thumped Samoa 58-8 to se­cure pro­mo­tion to the U20 World Cham­pi­onship for the first time since 2014.

Fiji racked up nine tries as they cap­i­talised on Samoa’s mis­takes. Cen­tre Vil­imoni Botitu, who also plays for Fi­jian Drua in the Aus­tralian NPC, crossed for a brace while im­pres­sive full-back Na­betelevu Tura­gani­valu scored a try and kicked nine points.

Por­tu­gal fin­ished third with a 67-36 win over Namibia, Uruguay beat Hong Kong 78-17 to come fifth while hosts Ro­ma­nia were bot­tom of the stand­ings af­ter los­ing 71-14 to Canada.

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