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Manu Samoa open Pacific Nations Cup with thrilling win over Australia

The Manu Samoa team lineup for Pacific Nations Cup first game

Suva, FIJI — A last-minute try to debutant wing Nigel Ah Wong ensured Manu Samoa a Pacific Nations Cup-opening win over Australia A in Fiji. is reporting that with the match tied up in the closing moments of the tournament-opener, Ah Wong secured victory for Samoa by pinching an intercept from one-test Wallabies midfielder Lalakai Foketi inside the Australian red zone.

Strolling over untouched, Ah Wong’s second try of the contest handed Samoa an upset 31-26 victory over an Australia A outfit that featured five capped Wallabies in its match day squad.