Fiji wins Pacific Nations Cup 2017

The Vodafone Flying Fijians are the Pacific Nations Cup Champions after a 38-16 win over Samoa at Apia Park this afternoon.

Fiji scored five tries to secure the bonus point win.

Samoa led 16-14 at halftime.

A try by replacement lock Api Ratuniyarawa sealed the victory in the 75th minute.

It was halfback Henry Seniloli who was most impressive as he scored a hat-trick.

Seniloli scored two tries in the first half and was the first to cross over for Fiji again in the second half.

Inside centre Jale Vatubua also scored a try.

The win also means that Tonga has qualified ahead of Samoa for the Oceania 2 place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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