23 Mar 2011

Fiji Warriors beat Samoa A, move to top of Pacific Rugby Cup

10:50 am on 23 March 2011

Fiji Warriors have ended their Pacific Rugby Cup campaign in style, beating Samoa A 23-12 in Suva to move to the top of the competition standings.

Apisalome Waqatabu dotted down twice for the home side, who had to survive the last ten minutes with just 14 men.

A win would have clinched the PRC title for Samoa and their coach, Fepuleai Patu says, after picking up wins in both Australia and New Zealand, his players were guilty of being a bit complacent.

"Even though advantage came in the home crowd but I think our team didn't perform as we expected. They were too slow to breakdowns and also they were going to run the ball instead of clearing quick ball from the phase-play so the Fijians they slowed us down in the breakdowns and we are back to square one in our first games."

Fiji lead the Pacific Rugby Cup on 17 points however Samoa A can still claim the title if they beat Tonga A on Saturday.