The performance was scrappy and nowhere near the best but Fiji did enough to get the win with a 30-14 success over the Scotland side.

Fiji had a mountain of possession and were able to score first points as Taniela Sadrugu powered his way over from close range to open the scoring.

Henry Raiwalui then found a gap and bamboozled several Scottish defenders with dummies before finding Viliame Kikau to score.

Against the run of play, Scotland would have a try as Lachlan Walmsley intercepted a Fijian pass and ran 90m to score.

A crossfield kick was unable to be defused by the Scottish side and Raiwalui gathered the scraps to get a try of his own.

Scotland would not die wondering as a deft grubber behind the line saw Ben Hellewell win the race to score.

The Scottish did themselves no favours to begin the second half when Luke Bain was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle.

Simple hands down the left saw Kikau pass to Maika Sivo and the Fijian winger had an easy passage to the line.

Scotland would just not go away, however, desperate to end their campaign on a high.

Quick hands back inside saw Bayley Liu bust some tackles, run with vigour and score Scotland’s third.

Both sides would then go down to ten men when both Lachlan Walmsley and Viliame Kikau went to the bin.

The final try of the game would see Korbin Sims barge his way over from close range to beat a valiant Scotland side.

Fiji interim coach Wise Kativerata said his side deserved the win.

“The boys deserve all the praise. It was stop-start, stop-start,” Kativerata said.

Scotland coach Nathan Graham was pleased with how his side dug deep and believes they could not have done themselves prouder.

But I’m proud of my boys… they had a massive dig. I don’t think we could have done anything more tonight,” Graham said.

Fiji 30 (Sadrugu, Kikau, Raiwalui, Sivo, Sims; G: Wakeham 5) def. Scotland 14 (Walmsley, Hellewell, Liu; G: Schneider 1).

NRL News Player of the Game

3. Viliame Kikau (FIJ)

2. Bayley Liu (SCO)

1. Henry Raiwalui (FIJ)

Scotland centre Bayley Liu

By ricky

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