Women's International - Fiji v Japan
Japan Women's Rugby team scored an upset 28 - 14 win over Fiji at Bond University.
Many expected the Fiji to be too strong for Japan, after the Fijiana Drua completed an unbeaten season in the Australia Super W, however Japan were excellent at the breakdown, and came away with a 4 try to 2 win.
The 'Road to New Zealand' series is a tri-nation international Women's Rugby series between Australia, Fiji and Japan, as part of the preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2022 in New Zealand later this year.
Fiji v Japan - 1st May 2022, Bond University
Fiji v Wallaroos - 6th May 2022, Suncorp Stadium
Japan v Wallaroos - 10th May 2022, Bond University
Japan 28 (Tries: Sena Saito, Mana Furuta, Ayano Nagai, Penalty Try; Conversions: Ai Hirayama 3) defeated Fiji 14 (Tries: Younis Bese; Roela Radiniyavuni; Conv: Vitalina Naikore)
Japan (1-15): Saki Minami, Nijiho Nagata, Yuka Sadaka, Kie Tamai, Yuna Saito, Deina Saito, Iroha Nagata, Mateitoga Bogidraumainadave, Megumi, Abe, Komachi Imakugi, Rinka Matsuda, Shione Nakayama, Mana Furuta, Hinano Nagura, Ai Hirayama
Reserves: Hinata Komaki, Misaki Suzuki, Makoto Lavemai, Maki Takano, Ayano Nagai, Moe Tsuki, Ayasa Otsuka, Yuki Ito
Fiji (1-15): Joma Rubuti, Vika Matarugu, Bitila Tawake, Sera Ravatudei, Merevesi Ofakimalino, Ema Adivitaloga, Teresia Tinanivalu, Sereima Leweniqila, Rusila Tamoi, Merewalesi Rokouono, Vitalina Naikore, Vani Arei, Roela Radiniyavuni, Younis Bese, Talei Qalo Wilson
Reserves: Keleni Marawa, Mereoni Naositava, Anna Nasalo, Doreen Narokete, Adi, Unaisi Biau, Reijieli Uluinayau, Luisa Yaranamua, Temalesi Sigarara