February 2, 2023

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Naikore scores three in Fijiana’s win

Speedster Vitalina Naikore scored a hat-trick as the Fijiana recorded its second win in the Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship.

Fijiana defeated Tonga 34-7.

Naikore opened the scoring for the Fijiana in the 10th minute for a 5-0 lead.

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Tonga hit back after Fijiana winger Kolora Lomani was sinbinned for foul play, seeing captain Mele Hufanga scoring a converted try for a 7-5 lead.

But Fiji hit back with a second try to Naikore just two minutes after seeing the national side lead 10-7 at the break.

Fijiana dominated the second spell with tries to Vani Arei, Ilisapeci Delaiwau, Bilitila Tawake and Naikore completing a hat-trick.

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