Fiji defeat Italy in rugby

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Saturday, June 17, 2006 Fiji defeated Italy 29 to 18 in rugby in Fiji on Saturday. It was their first meeting since November of 2005, when Italy were victorious in Monza. The match was played in front of a capacity crowd at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

Norman Ligairi scored the opening try of the match six minuets in to put the Fijians in front. Rupeni Caucau extended Fiji's lead in the 28th minute with another try. Fiji scored another two tries in the first half as well. Italian Andrea Lo Cicero scored their only try in the first half to see the score at 29 to eight as the nations entered half time. Italy scored another try through Josh Sole but Fiji were able to hold onto their lead and win the match, with the final score being 29 to 18.