5 May 2008

Fiji Baabas win first victory against Tonga in Pacific Cup

10:57 am on 5 May 2008

Fiji's Baabas have won their first ever game against Tonga's Tau'uta Reds in the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup.

Replacement Fiji Barbarians flyhalf - Amani Bosenawai was the hero for his side as he kicked a conversion from the corner in the closing minutes to give his team a single point win over the Reds, 25 - 24 in Sigatoka at the weekend.

Tau'uta Reds controlled play right throughout but silly mistakes and lapses of concentration in defence kept the Baabas in the game.

The Reds scored four tries - two from captain - Lotu Filipe and clinched a bonus point.

The Baabas clawed their way back and replacement winger Apisalome Waqatabu scored their third try in injury time and Bosenawai, who kicked 10 points in the match, lifted the conversion from the corner for the victory.