27 Nov 2006

Pacific Islanders return home after short European tour

11:27 am on 27 November 2006

The Pacific Islanders Rugby Alliance team have ended their short European tour with a 61-17 thumping by Ireland at Landsowne Road this morning.

PIRA once again conceded a big lead to the homeside in the first half to trail 30-12 at the break.

Ireland scored nine tries to three with the Pacific Islanders tries coming from Seru Rabeni, Lome Fa'atau and Tusi Pisi.

The media manager David Arthur says despite three losses one each to Wales and Tonga, the players will return home with their pride intact.