Samoa beats Fiji Bati

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THE Fiji Bati Nines team lost its opening match 32-17 against Samoa at the Rugby League Nines World Cup last night.

On paper, Fiji was expected to have a walk in the park but the Samoans proved otherwise with a good performance.

Maika Tudravu scored Fiji’s only try of the first spell as Samoa led 17-4 at the break.

Maika Sivo and Josefa Lawalawa added a try each but it wasn’t enough as Samoa eased to victory.

Fiji takes on Tonga in its second pool match today and a loss will mean we are out of contention for the semi-finals.

Tonga also suffered a defeat against Cook Islands yesterday going down 30-7.

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