Fiji hold off a late Barbarians comeback to win thriller


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Mapimpi try

Makazole Mapimpi scored six tries for South Africa at the World Cup
Killik Cup: Barbarians v Fiji
Barbarians:(12) 31
Tries:Bastareaud, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi (2), Steyn ;Cons:Bosch, Steyn (2)
Fiji:(14) 33
Tries:Malele, Tela, Dyer (2), Mayanavanuav ;Cons:Tela (4)

Fiji held off a late comeback from the Barbarians to claim an entertaining win at Twickenham.

Mathieu Bastareaud and Andre Esterhuizen crossed for the Baa-Baas in the first half, but converted tries from Enele Malele and Teti Tela saw Fiji lead at the break.

John Dyer’s two second-half scores and Temo Mayanavanua’s try kept Fiji ahead.

The Baa-Baas drew close through late efforts from Makazole Mapimpi and Morne Steyn, but Fiji clung on.

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