2015 Pacific Nations Cup | Rugby Canada | Toronto Sports Photography

5/29/2015 (Toronto)

BMO field played host to 3 rugby matches as part of the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup involving Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, USA and Canada.

The first match of the evening saw Tonga defeat USA 33-19.

The second match saw Fiji hold on to their first half lead to defeat Japan 27-22.

Canada faced Samoa in the final match of the evening. Canada had a dream start, earning a try in the 6th minute and ending the first half 13-3. The second half saw Samoa earn 13 consecutive points to bring the score 16-13 in Samoa's favour.

Canada looked to be the sure winner 4 minutes from time as they scored a try to the delight of the home crowd. Samoa persisted and with the benefit of two penalties, Samoa touched down in the final minute of play to win the game 21-20.

Canada, ranked 18th in the world has now lost all 5 meetings with Samoa, ranked 9th.

Burnaby, BC will play host to the final matches of the cup on Monday, August 3. Fiji will face Samoa for 1st place, Tonga will face Japan for 3rd place and Canada will face USA for 5th place.

Jaime Espinoza

Captive Camera, Toronto, ON, Canada