Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Sat June 25, 2022
Representative Round - Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah - Crowd: 10720
80min

Conversion: Fiji
Attempted by Taane Milne.

Taane Milne will take the conversion with the interference in his way. Milne is unsuccessful. PNG win 24-14.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 14 - 24 Papua New Guinea
80min

Try: Fiji
Scored by Sunia Turuva. Kick to come.

Sunia Turuva gets his second right on full-time.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 14 - 24 Papua New Guinea
79min

Todd Smith says NO TRY - possible interference on Villiame Kikau

79min

Bit of a crazy play but Fiji gets it back.

77min

Lam regathers the ball. PNG get it back.

77min

Fiji get it back

76min

Conversion: Papua New Guinea
Kicked by Kyle Laybutt.

Laybutt converts and it's a 14 point game.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 24 Papua New Guinea
74min

Try: Papua New Guinea
Scored by Lachlan Lam. Kick to come.

Lam gets his second! Just about seals it for the Kumuls. Olam kicks it inside for Lachie Lam and he gets it done.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 22 Papua New Guinea
72min

Emmanuel Waine with a huge bust through the middle, Lam kicks early to force Fiji to work it out of yardage.

72min

On field decision upheld.

72min

Todd Smith starting with a NO TRY here as Pio Seci looks to be held up.

70min

PENALTY FIJI: Dangerous contact from Wartovo Puara on Naiqama

68min

Conversion: Papua New Guinea
Kicked by Kyle Laybutt.

Laybutt converts - Kumuls up by two possessions.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 18 Papua New Guinea
66min

Try: Papua New Guinea
Scored by David Mead. Kick to come.

IN HIS FAREWELL TEST, David Mead crosses for the PNG Kumuls. Lachie Lam dummies past some poor defence who links up with Mead to put the Kumuls back up by 6.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 16 Papua New Guinea
63min

First knock on Fiji then off PNG according to Todd Smith but they're going to challenge. Challenge successful

61min

Play restarts.

61min

We got an intruder on the field here! Referee calls a halt to play

59min

Isaac Lumelume recovers a poor kick from Lachie Lam, good idea, execution though has left a lot to be desired.

57min

Last tackle options letting Fiji down this evening.

54min

Conversion: Fiji
Attempted by Nautu'a Masima.

Masima has hooked the kick and PNG lead 12-10.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 12 Papua New Guinea
54min

Try: Fiji
Scored by Sunia Turuva. Kick to come.

One of the best on the ground has scored for Fiji Bati. Sunia Turuva, great kick from Milne and Turuva has scored for the Bati.

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 10 - 12 Papua New Guinea
53min

Tui Kamikamica has cramp

53min

PENALTY FIJI: Illegal strip

52min

Mckenzie Yei is placed ON REPORT.

51min

Mckenzie Yei went high now they're coming in from everywhere.

50min

Fiji fails to recognise it's the last tackle and it's a turnover of possession.

49min

Todd Smith is going to start NO TRY with a double movement from Kyle Laybutt, then promotes the ball. Laybutt denied.

48min

PENALTY PNG: Waqa Blake shooted off-side and went early. PNG are going to take the tap.

47min

Great bust from David Mead, sets up PNG in good field position and another set restart.

46min

Great scramble from PNG there.

45min

Great mark from Sunia Turuva and earns his side a PENALTY. PNG offside from the kick.

44min

Kevin Naiqama loses the ball. PNG with a huge let off there.

43min

PNG is going to challenge a knock-on from Dilbert Isaac. No stripping action and the challenge is unsuccessful. We've seen that ruled a penalty so often this season, poor decision from Matt Noyen in the bunker.

42min

Fiji coming out of yardage.

41min

Sunia Turuva hurt in that amazing effort to save a try but he's going to battle on for the moment.

41min

Great tackle from Sunia Turuva on a flying Solo Wane

40min

PENALTY PNG: Joseph Ratuvakacerivalu was offside on that occasion.

40min

Back underway for the second half

40min

Half-time: PNG Kumuls lead Fiji Bati 12-6

39min

Conversion: Papua New Guinea
Kicked by Kyle Laybutt.

Laybutt converts the Yei try and PNG will be AHEAD at the half-time break by 12-6

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 6 - 12 Papua New Guinea
39min

Try: Papua New Guinea
Scored by Mckenzie Yei. Kick to come.

Mckenzie Yei just STEAMROLLED over the top of the Fiji defence. OH MY GOODNESS. Sensational try

Papua New Guinea lead Fiji 6 - 10 Papua New Guinea
38min

SET RESTART PNG: Viliame Kikau didn't like losing the ball and commits the foul.

37min

Kikau loses it.

33min

Naiqama recovers the PNG kick and Fiji will work it out of yardage. Laybutt smashes Sivo in that tackle.

32min

Poor kick from Masima, goes dead and it's a seven tackle set for the Kumuls.

31min

SET RESTART FIJI: 10 meter infringement.

31min

Robert Derby with a try saver on Kikau in open space. Rare sight indeed.

29min

Naiqama's bomb goes over the sideline - PNG coming out of yardage now.

27min

PNG convert their set after points.

26min

Conversion: Papua New Guinea
Kicked by Kyle Laybutt.

Laybutt converts from in front. 6-6 here.

Tied up at Fiji 6 - 6 Papua New Guinea
24min

Try: Papua New Guinea
Scored by Lachlan Lam. Kick to come.

Against the run of play, PNG shifted it left from Lam to Putt who found Olam flying down the sideline and Lachie Lam was in support. The Kumuls are back in it.

Fiji lead Fiji 6 - 4 Papua New Guinea
23min

PNG slowly warming into the contest here. If the possession evens up, it'll help them significantly.

21min

Mikaele Ravalawa whacked by Nixon Putt!

20min

THEY'VE BOMBED IT! Maika Sivo with a good run, linked up with Masima who got to Blake before he butchered it.

19min

Halfway through the opening half, it's Fiji leading 6-0. Mountain of possession with Fiji here.

18min

Taane Milne puts down the pass from Penioni Tagituimua.

17min

PENALTY FIJI: Dan Russell holding on for too long there.

16min

Mead puts down the pass.

15min

PENALTY PNG: Solo Wane rewarded his team with a penalty. Great carry from the late inclusion.

14min

Conversion: Fiji
Kicked by Nautu'a Masima.

Masima's kick is successful and Fiji lead 6-0

Fiji lead Fiji 6 - 0 Papua New Guinea
12min

Try: Fiji
Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Kick to come.

The pressure was going to make PNG crack. Kevin Naiqama puts in a great grubber, Dan Russell can't take the pass and Fiji score first here tonight.

Fiji lead Fiji 4 - 0 Papua New Guinea
11min

SET RESTART FIJI: David Mead with the leg-pull.

10min

SET RESTART FIJI: Ruck infringement.

9min

Well they've had all of the early ball and Taane Milne in the unacustomed role of lock-forward crashed over the top of the defence to score... But the video referee has found a knock on.

8min

PENALTY FIJI: Sylvester Namo with the high shot.

8min

Good pick-up from Sunia Turuva allows Fiji to pass their first defensive test.

6min

PENALTY PNG: Tui Kamikamica holding on too long there.

6min

Poor kick from Kevin Naiqama and Kyle Laybutt recovers the kick. Pressure relieved.

5min

SET RESTART FIJI x 2

4min

Todd Smith calling it a NO TRY. Potential change of line from David Mead here and a Fiji try. Ball grounded by PNG it'll be a goal line drop-out.

3min

PENALTY FIJI: High shot from PNG.

3min

Time immediately halted there, Lamar Manuel-Liolevave was hit hard there. I doubt he will return this evening.

1min

Both sides get through their opening sets.

Off we go, the final international match of the weekend is underway!

Todd Smith is the referee, Chris Sutton and Nick Beashel are on the sidelines and Chris Butler will be the bunker official.

The pre-match ceremony is about to commence.

The international portion of the rep round comes to an end when Fiji go head to head with Papua New Guinea. Fiji and PNG both qualified for the knockout stages of the last RLWC and will be looking to reach that stage again. Fiji has one change with Lamar Manuel-Liolevave coming into the back row and Ralulu Nasoki coming on the bench. PNG have Solo Wane coming on the wing; otherwise, it's the same side that was named on Tuesday.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Todd Smith

Touch Judges: Chris Sutton, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Matt Noyen

FIJI (14)
Tries: Kevin Naiqama, Sunia Turuva (2)
Conversions: Nautu'a Masima (1/2), Taane Milne (0/1)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (24)
Tries: Lachlan Lam (2), Mckenzie Yei, David Mead
Conversions: Kyle Laybutt (4/4)