Tahiti run over Solomon Islands 36-12
Both teams looked for early points from penalties but both kickers were off target.Tahiti scored the first points from a line out which saw them go short and attack the blind side for Jean Francois Tautu to run through and score.Solomon Islands replied immediately when Castro Tuhakiu grabbed the first try to level up. An unsuccessful conversion left the score at 5-5.Tahiti scored right before half time when Taiteari Mahuru was given some space and crashed over to score.Kicker Anthony Tesquet failed to add the extras for the third time in the game. This left the score at 36-10 at half time.Tahiti stepped up their game in the second half of play scoring first through Patrick Tevero from a maul that allowed him to cross over.Tesquet made sure of the kick this time slotting in the extras.Solomon Islands managed a try not long after through some fancy footwork from Chris Saru to score on the wing. This put them right back in the game after the conversion sailed through the posts at 17-12.But two more tries for Tahiti sealed the win for them.