Fiji turn 5m defensive lineout into stunning length of the field team try
By Rugby Onslaught

Fiji turn 5m defensive lineout into stunning length of the field team try

Fiji scored perhaps a try only Fiji could score last Saturday in their opening match of the Pacific Nations Cup against Tonga in Suva.

Already with a twelve point lead, Fiji looked in trouble when they had to defend a five metre lineout in the first half, but were able to turn a loose ball into a stunning counter attack.

It started with an overthrow by the visitors which Fiji hooker Tevita Ikanivere snapped up and proceeded to carry the ball out of the 22. Two rucks later (and in truth the second ruck was more of an offload out of the tackle) and the ball was being spun out to the right wing. Once Fiji had space out wide it only seemed like a matter of time before the try came, even though they were still in their own half when the ball worked its way out to the wing. A few flashy offloads later and inside centre Kalaveti Ravouvou was running in under the posts.

Take a look at the try:

This was on the way to a 36-0 win for Fiji. They now face Australia A in Lautoka on Saturday. Here is the team:

Vodafone Flying Fijians Squad v Australia A
1. Haereiti Hetet
2. Sam Matavesi
3. Manasa Saulo
4. Isoa Nasilasila
5. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
6. Mesulame Kunavula
7. 8Rusiate Nasove
8. Albert Tuisue
9. Frank Lomani
10. Teti Tela
11. Vinaya Habosi
12. Levani Botia {c}
13. Setareki Tamanivalu
14. Josua Tuisova
15. Manasa Mataele

16. Mesulame Dolokoto
17. Eroni Mawi
18. Mesake Doge
19. Temo Manayanavanua
20. Kitione Kamikamica
21. Peni Matawalu
22. Vilimoni Botitu
23. Ben Volavola