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Our referee is James Doleman. He will be assisted by Graham Cooper and Matt Kellahan. The TMO is Brett Cronan.
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Moana Pasifika: 15 William Havili, 14 Tima Fainga’anuku, 13 Solomone Kata, 12 Danny Toala, 11 Timoci Tavatavanawai, 10 Lincoln McClutchie, 9 Ereatara Enari, 8 Henry Time-Stowers, 7 Solomone Funaki, 6 Sione Tu’ipulotu, 5 Alex McRobbie, 4 Michael Curry, 3 Sekope Kepu (c), 2 Ray Niula, 1 Abraham Pole Replacements: 16 Samiuela Moli, 17 Ezekiel Lindenmuth, 18 Joe Apiokotoa, 19 Veikoso Poloniati, 20 Jack Lam, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Christian Leali’ifano, 23 Henry Taef.
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Fijian Drua: 15 Kitione Taliga, 14 Onisi Ratave, 13 Apisalome Vota, 12 Kalaveti Ravouvovu, 11 Vinaya Habosi, 10 Teti Tela, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, 7 Mesulame Dolokoto, 6 Meli Derenlagi (c), 5 Viliame Rarasea, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Zuriel Togiatama, 1 Haereiti Hetet Replacements: 16 Tevita Ikanivere, 17 Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, 18 Samuela Tawake, 19 Chris Minimbi, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Peni Matawalu, 22 Caleb Muntz, 23 Selestino Ravutaumada.
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In their last game Moana Pasifika went down 26-20 to the Waratahs, while the Drua were thrashed 67-5 by the Hurricanes.
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The Drua are 11th on the table, while Moana Pasifika are at the bottom in 12th place.
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This promises to be an fascinating encounter between these South-Sea rivals.
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G'Day and welcome to Stadium Australia for our live coverage of this Super Rugby Pacific clash between Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Western Sydney after each team laid down their challenge to the other.
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The first penalty go the way of the Drua at the breakdown. They find touch as the teams are still feeling each other out.
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A good strong run by Kalaveti Ravouvovu for the Drua but then Moana Pasifika turn it over.
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TRY, FIJIAN DRUA, CIRIKIDAVETA! 5-0: Ravouvovu is into another gap, He offloads to Lomani and after a show and go the ball finds it's way to Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta,, who SCORES!
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CONVERSION, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 7-0: Tela adds the extras.
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TRY, FIJIAN DRUA, HABOSI! 12-0: A good turn-over after pressure from the Drua. Habosi pounces on a loose ball and then runs 50+ metres to SCORE! He was always going to score.
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CONVERSION, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 14-0: Tela slots an easy kick.
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Moana Pasifika secure a penalty and find touch only to mess the set-piece up with an overthow.
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, FUNAKI! 14-5: This time they secure their line-out and keep the ball in hand. Funaki then breaks away from the maul and forces his way OVER. The Drua was caught napping there.
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CONVERSION, MOANA PASIFIKA, MCCLUTCHIE! 14-7: Lincoln McClutchie narrows the gap.
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A scrappy start again as the restart is messed up and flies into touch.
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The Drua feed a scrum inside their own 22 and go wide. They kick deep and find touch near halfway.
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Scrappy again from both teams and the Drua have a line-out inside the Moana Pasifika half. Good work at the breakdown by Moana Pasifika and they secure the penalty.
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Onisi Ratave is now penalised for an accidental offside. A minute later the Drua have a penalty at the breakdown and will have a shot at goal. We have already had 10 penalties in the opening 24 minutes.
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PENALTY, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 17-7: Teti Tela slots the penalty.
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This time round Ratave spills it i the tackle. The teams are so obsessed with speeding the game up. They should just settle down.
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Havili is into a gap and makes good ground before he is high-tackled by Apisalome Vota and secures a penalty. How was that not referred for a yellow card? Moana Pasifika finds touch.
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The set-piece is secured and the drive gets going before it gets messy for a Drua penalty. What a waste.
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TRY, FIJIAN DRUA, VOTA! 22-7: The Drua secures the line-out and Tela's cross-kick is gathered by Apisalome Vota after initially juggling it. He then runs the best part of 40 metres to SCORE!
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CONVERSION, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 24-7: Tela slots another good kick.
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Moana Pasifika secure an offside penalty on the Drua 22 and find touch.
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, POLE! 24-12: The Drive gets going after they secure the line-out and they hit back with a TRY from Abraham Pole. Nice work!
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The conversion is wide from Lincoln McClutchie.
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HALF-TIME: FIJIAN DRUA 24-12 MOANA PASIFIKA. A scrappy half with far too many penalties but five tries comes to an end. A late try would have helped Moana Pasifika but the Drua have a handy 12 point lead at the break.
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NO TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA! A great move amounts to nothing, as the final pass from Havili is forward to Timoci Tavatavanawai, who SCORES! However the TMO is involved and it proves the right call.
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Yet another penalty and this time Moana Pasifika find a good touch near the corner. They secure the set-piece and then go to ground but it is recycled. Moana Pasifika earn another penalty and go for touch again.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half with a deep restart. The return kick is directly into touch for a Drua line-out on halfway.
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The Drua string 10 phases together while making good ground but then the clean-up at the breakdown is messed-up for a Moana Pasifika penalty.
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The Drua come again with seven more phases before the ball is spilled in the tackle by Nasilasila.
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The handling errors continue as the Drua try to up the tempo of the game.
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It's lost forward after a line-out now by Moana Pasifika for a Drua scrum in the 22.
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The Drua come away with it despite pressure on Frank Lomani. They take the ball into the tackle only to turn it over for a Moana Pasifika scrum.
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After a few resets at the scrum Moana Pasifika earn a free-kick. They take a quick tap and struggle to get out of their own 22 before securing a penalty.
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Moana Pasifika secure their line-out on the halfway line. They make good ground and earn an offside penalty near the Drua 10 metre line.
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, TAVATAVANAWAI! 24-17: Moana Pasifika find touch 11 metres out and come away with it before Toala tries the cross-kick and Timoci Tavatavanawai takes it cleanly to SCORE! That was a excellent kick by Toala.
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CONVERSION, MOANA PASIFIKA, HAVILI! 24-19: Willian Havili makes it a five point game with 21 minutes to play.
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The Drua secure a scrum penalty and Tela goes for goal but sends it wide. He should have done better there.
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The Drua secure a scrum near halfway and kick it forward. It's scrappy and the ball beats everyone into touch.
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After a knock-on each we come back for a scrum in the Moana Pasifika half .
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A quick tap after a free-kick at the scrum take the Drua into the Moana Pasifika 22 before they come back for an offside penalty to the Drua on the 22 right in front.
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PENALTY, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 27-19: This time Tela learns from his earlier mistake and extends the lead.
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TRY, FIJIAN DRUA, VOTA! 32-19: A good line-out win for Moana Pasifika but they lose it at the breakdown. Timoci Tavatavanawai collects and storms into a gap. The ball is recycled and then after a few phases Vota SCORES his second!
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CONVERSION, FIJIAN DRUA, TELA! 34-19: Tela extends the lead further.
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Moana Pasifika secure a line-out near the Drua 22 and make good ground before securing a penalty. They take a quick tap and the Drua turn it OVER!
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The Drua then go from their own 22 to within nine metres of the Moana Pasifika line before Samuela Tawake spills it. That was really good rugby! Pity about the finish.
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Moana Pasifika fail to find touch after securing a penalty. That is really poor again!
79'
Havili sends Timoci Tavatavanawai away down the left. He makes some good yards before the ball is turned-over AGAIN!
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NO TRY, FIJIAN DRUA! Ratave is over for a DIVING TRY after collecting the ball in his own half but they are called back for a penalty after some TMO involvement. There was a shove off the ball in the build-up.
Fijian Drua
Moana Pasifika
4
Tries
3
6' Cirikidaveta T...
8' Habosi Vinaya
32' Vota Apisalome
70' Vota Apisalome
13' Funaki Solomone
37' Pole Abraham
57' Tavatavanawai...
4
Conversions
2
6' Tela Teti
9' Tela Teti
33' Tela Teti
71' Tela Teti
14' McClutchie Li...
58' Havili William
2
Penalties
0
25' Tela Teti
68' Tela Teti
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Hetet Haereiti
Togiatama Zuriel
Saulo Manasa
Nasilasila Isoa
Rarasea Viliame
Derenalagi Meli
Dolokoto Mesulame
Cirikidaveta Te A...
Lomani Frank
Tela Teti
Habosi Vinaya
Ravouvou Kalaveti
Vota Apisalome
Ratave Onisi
Taliga Kitione
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Pole Abraham
Niuia Ray
Kepu Sekope
Curry Michael
Alex McRobbie
Tuipulotu Sione
Funaki Solomone
Stowers Henry
Enari Ereatara
McClutchie Lincoln
Tavatavanawai Timoci
Toala Danny
Kata Solomone
Fainga'anuku Tima
Havili William
8
Reserves
8
Nagusa Nemani
Uluilakepa Kaliopasi
Tawake Samu
Ikanivere Tevita
Minimbi Chris
Ravutaumada Seles...
Matawalu Peni
Muntz Caleb
20
17
18
16
19
23
21
22
Lealiifano Christian
Taumateine Jonathan
Apikotoa Joe
Lam Jack
Lindenmuth Ezekiel
Taefu Henry
Moli Sam
Poloniati Veikoso