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Playing with pride and passion while dedicating his performance to his late mother, Sharks halfback Penani Manumalealii has scored three tries in leading his team to a 32-16 win over Fiji in what was a physical contest. 

In a match where the winner progresses to the Four Nations tournament to be played at the end of the 2014 season, Manumalealii crossed for two clever individual tries, while his third came from a well worked move and off load from Sharks teammate Sam Tagataese.

Making the win emotional for Manumalealii, the last time he faced Fiji, which was at the 2103 World Cup, his dislocated an elbow in a game which came just a matter of days after his mother was tragically killed in a car accident.

In a negative to come from the game, Tagataese became tangled up with Fijian prop Kane Evans late in the match and was sent from the field for head butting. 

For all the match highlights from the Samoa-Fiji match, go to Sharks TV

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