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Fiji wins Pacific Nations Cup 2017

VODAFONE Flying Fijians coach John McKee said speed out wide was the key to their 2017 Pacific Nations Cup win at Apia Park in Samoa yesterday.Meanwhile, Tonga will play in the World Cup’s Pool of Death beside England, France, Argentina and the United States.Fiji qualified last week after they beat Tonga 14-10 in Nuku’alofa and as the top-ranked Oceania team will join Australia, Wales, Georgia and either Canada or Uruguay in Pool D in Japan.Seniloli scored two tries in the first half and was the first to cross over for Fiji again in the second half. However, Samoa, with the breeze at their backs, fought back and some enterprising play from a quick tap penalty saw captain David Lemi score a try in the left corner.Fiji’s win Saturday continued an outstanding run of form in June and July internationals in which they have beaten Scotland and Italy and stayed unbeaten in the Pacific Nations Cup.A try by replacement lock Api Ratuniyarawa sealed the victory in the 75th minute. “I’d like to congratulate Fiji for their win in the PNC”, Lemi said. This is a talented group and we have some younger talent emerging also.”It is an ambitious goal as RWC is incredibly hard but you have to be ambitious to succeed”. “We let Samoa into the game with a number of penalties we gave away in the first half”. It’s why we play rugby.BE joined by Samoa in their pool for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.