23 Nov 2008

Pacific Islanders beat Italy 25-17

6:16 am on 23 November 2008

The touring Pacific Islander international rugby side have beaten Italy 25-17 at the Stadio Giglio in Reggio Emilia.

Fijian winger Vilimoni Delasau scored two tries and his compatriot full-back Kameli Ratuvou also went over before the break as the tourists dominated the first 40 minutes.

Fijian first-five Seremaia Bai kicked two penalties and two conversions as the tourists took a 22-10 lead at the break.

Italian forwards Leonardo Ghiraldini and Mauro Bergamasco both scored tries for the hosts while Andrea Marcato kicked two conversions and a penalty but despite dominating territorially following the restart, Italy never looked like earning anything out of the game.