Fiji bounce back with 38-13 win over Canada

Leone Nakarawa (right) was one of the try-scorer for Fiji
Leone Nakarawa (right) was one of the try-scorer for Fiji
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Fiji 38 - 13 Canada, Suva

Fiji bounced back from their shock defeat to Japan as they completed a 38-13 win over Canada in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva.

This is Fiji's first win of the tournament as they moved to the second place in Pool A while Canada are languishing at the bottom of Pool B.

Viliame Mata opened the scoring after a brilliant build-up and they soon doubled their lead with Peni Kovekalou dotting down. Their third try came through skipper Leone Nakarawa at the half hour mark. Josh Matavesi also slotted two conversions as Fiji raced to 19 points in the first half.

Canada, who managed just two penalties from Shane O'Leary also got their first try by the 36th minute when Kainoa Lloyd went over the line which meant the teams went into the break with a 19-13 scoreline.

Fiji looked unstoppable after the break as Josua Tuisova touched down after the try was setup by centre Semi Radradra but that came after Peni Ravai Kovekalou touched down in the 44th minute.

As Canada failed to score a single point in the second half, Mesulame Dolokoto capped off a fabulous game for Fiji with his side's sixth try to complete a 25 point win.