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Hurricanes development team defeats Fiji Warriors

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hurricanes.co.nz and James Mortimer     29 Mar 2013     Getty Images

Japan-based Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo emerged as the individual star for the 750 spectators, using his strength and skill to score all of his side’s three tries.

The Hurricanes, up 26-13 at half-time, however, controlled a lot of possession with sound forward play with skipper Gibbins (Manawatu) in a feast of play and leading his side by example. Taranaki lock Broadhurst was another with a high work load.

The young Fijian side showed signs of weariness in the sixth and final match of an Australian tour.

They were unbeaten before losing 41-10 to the Blues and now 38-20 to the Hurricanes.

Fiji, the defending Pacific Cup champions, played with 14 players for half the match.

Fullback Ratunaisa Vatuiranuku was red carded just before half-time for stomping.