Both teams were consistent in the first quarter going toe to toe with each other.
The combination of Maliana Rusivakula and Matila Vocea kept Fiji’s goal in line with the Tongans.
Fiji Pearls wing defense Ateca Qasenivalu continue to apply pressure but Tonga proved to be a much better side.
Tonga picked up the tempo, managing a 30-26 lead at halftime.
The pressure began to intensify and it was a more physical game in the secondhalf.
Fiji Pearls Coach Unaisi Rokoura made a few changes resting Qasenivalu and bringing in Avelina Navue and Unaisi Raulini.