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Bati wins historic match against Toa Samoa

An emotional and fatigued Fiji Bati team celebrates their 20-18 victory over Toa Samoa at Apia Park, Samoa, 10/8/16. [Photo: Barry Markowitz]

A well-timed intercept from wing Tyrone Philips saw the Fiji Bati win their historical test match against Toa Samoa at Apia Park this afternoon.

Fiji was down 18-16 with 20 minutes left in the game when Phillips made the intercept to score the winning try and secure a 20-18 victory for the Fiji Bati.

Fiji Bati veteran James Storer scored two first half tries along with Marcelo Montoya and Brayden Williame.

Captain Kevin Naiqama says it was a special win as they are now the first team to beat Toa Samoa on home soil.

Huge crowds turned up at Apia Park for the first ever Rugby League test in Samoa.

More photos in Tuesday's print edition of Samoa News.

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