The Fiji Under-20 side put a gutsy performance but lost to the more formidable Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors team 32-20 in the final two-match series today.
The Warriors looked like a team to beat dominating possession at the kick-off.
Suva rep Marika Vularewa opened the scoring for the side with the conversion Jovilisi Taraka gave Warriors a 7-nil lead.
This was short-lived, with the Under-20s scoring a try to Paul Dolokoto to put them back into the game, as they trailed 5-7.
Discipline was the Warriors worst enemy, coping two yellow cards to Semi Tauyavuca and try scorer, Vularewa.
The Fiji Under-20 took advantage of this, with Manasa Bainimarama’s try to put them in the lead for the first time in the game by 12-7.
The Warriors returned a much improved side in the second spell and slowly picked its momentum, giving way to Jone Dukumoi to put them back in the lead.
Trailing 12-13, the Under 20s were given a penalty which was successfully converted by Kevueli Sauvakacolo.
Warriors Jone Naqiri and Dukumoi added two more tries for the Warriors while Sireli Masi put one down for the Fiji Under-20s, as Kele Leawere coached side lead 24-20.
The Warriors added one more try and a penalty to end the game at 32-20.