Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
World World
NZ NZ
Back

RugbyPass+

+

Back from the abyss, Bath's revival is gathering steam

Johan van Graan has quietly set about improving every facet of the West Country club and results are starting to come

RugbyPass+ Home

Nadolo and Fiji light up Autumn Nations Cup with win over Georgia

By PA
Nemani Nadolo dives over /PA

Nemani Nadolo’s hat-trick helped Fiji end a difficult Autumn Nations Cup campaign with a 38-24 victory over Georgia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Each of the Pacific Islanders’ Group B matches were cancelled due to a coronavirus outbreak in the camp, but – after a round of negative tests – Vern Cotter’s team were able to play at Murrayfield and raced out of the blocks.

Leicester wing Nadolo crossed over inside two minutes and debutant John Dyer followed him in the try-scoring stakes with another in the sixth minute.

Video Spacer

The future of George Kruis in Rugby
Video Spacer
The future of George Kruis in Rugby

Josua Tuisova grabbed Fiji’s third score of the afternoon not long after before Georgia did produce a response when Giorgi Melikidze barged over the line and Tedo Abzhandadze’s trusty boot ensured the difference was only nine at the break.

While Fiji were frustrated during the early stages of the second half, Mesulame Kunavula went over in the 54th minute and it opened the floodgates with Nadolo finishing off two fine moves to grab a hat-trick and Ben Volavola adding the extras.

Beka Saghinadze did at least ensure Georgia concluded an encouraging tournament on a positive note when he crossed over twice in quick succession late one.

But Georgia ultimately suffered a fourth-straight defeat to finish the tournament in eighth, while their opponents clinched seventh spot.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Join Free
ADVERTISEMENT
RUGBYPASS+
RUGBYPASS+ England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat
Search