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Fiji and Samoa record victories in Ohana Cup

The Fijian and Samoan Residents rugby league teams had comprehensive victories in the Ohana Cup played at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Fiji defeated the Canada Wolverines 26-12 in a full test match, despite only using locally-based players, whilst the Toa Samoa Residents were too strong for their Mate Ma’a Tongan counterparts, winning 40 – 6.

The loss by Tonga was the second in a week, with the side also going down to Fiji in Suva the week before.

Missing a number of key players from their domestic competition, Tongan team manager Toa Kaufusi told Radio New Zealand they still played ok but the Toa Residents were too strong.

“I think the Samoans came totally prepared because they brought players from New Zealand and Australia to play in their team so it’s all good.”

In the curtain raiser game to the two Internationals, the NSW Police defeated the Hawaiian Chiefs 26 – 20.

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