14 Nov 2012

Sport: Narrow losses for Fiji and Tonga in midweek

11:44 am on 14 November 2012

Tonga and Fiji are still searching for the first win of their Northern Hemipshere rugby tours after coming up short on Wednesday morning.

The Flying Fijians were pipped 31-29 by English club Gloucester, having led 26-17 with 20 minutes to go before number eight Nemani Naqusa was sent to the sin bin.

Ratu Penijamni Makutu was also sent to the sidelines for ten minutes early in the second half.

Jonetani Ralulu had a chance to win the game in the final minute but his penalty attempt was off-target.

Meanwhile Tonga have been beaten 24-13 by the Newcastle Falcons and the Maori All Blacks went down 32-24 at Leicester.