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Manu lose fifth straight to Fiji

Samoa had their chances, but lost 10-3 to Fiji in their final 2019 Pacific Nations Cup match at ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday night.

It is the team's fifth straight loss to the Flying Fijians.

The Manu's last win over their Pacific rivals came in June 2014.

Samoa dominated possession and territory throughout, defended well and had the better of the setpieces.

But Fiji beat them on the scoreboard thanks to a brilliant Vereniki Goneva counterattacking try against the run of play, and a couple of missed penalties from Samoan first five Ulupano Seuteni.

Vaeluaga Steve Jackson's squad will return to Samoa next week, and their next match is against the New Zealand Heartland XV on August 31st at Eden Park.

Fiji 10 (Goneva try; Volavola 1/1 pen, 1/1 con)
Samoa 3 (Seuteni 1/3 pens)
HT: 3-3

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