27 Feb 2006

Fiji and Tonga top qualifers in league competition

7:48 am on 27 February 2006

Fiji have beaten the Cook Islands 40-18 in round two of the Pacific Cup rugby league competition in Auckland and while Tonga thumped the New Zealand Maori 42-14.

Asaeli Saravaki starred for the Fiji Bati, scoring one of his teams seven tries as part of his contribution.

For Tonga Aloisio Malangi was player of the day and captain Makasini Richter led his side well, scoring two tries.

Both sides top their respective pools with the New Zealand Maori taking on Tokelau and The Cook Islands playing Samoa on Thursay to decide the other semifinalists.