Australia A trounce Fiji to stay top of Pacific Nations Cu

Winger Lachlan Turner scored a pair of tries Sunday as Australia A maintained its perfect record and first place in the Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament with a 50-13 win over Fiji.


Digby Ioane (pictured) scored two tries in the match.

The eight-try win at Ballymore earned a bonus point and moved Australia A to 19 points on its 4-0 record, two points ahead of New Zealand Maori, also 4-0.

The leaders will play in Sydney next Sunday, with the Maori needing a win to overtake Australia A and capture the six-nation tournament.

In other weekend results, Samoa beat Tonga 20-15 in a match involving previously winless teams, and the Maori overwhelmed Japan 65-22.

— Scorers:

Australia A 50
(Lachlan Turner 2 Digby Ioane, Ben Lucas, Drew Mitchell, Morgan Turinui, Stephen Hoiles tries; Daniel Halangahu 6 conversions, penalty goal),
Fiji 13 (Graham Dews, Kameli Ratuvou tries; Taniela Rawaqa penalty).
HT, 31-3.

Sapa-AP –

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