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Raitini try impresses for Flying Fijians debut

Wings clash . . . Alipate Ratini (with ball) of Grenoble is tackled by Metuisela Talebula of Bordeaux. Photo: Skysports

Wings clash . . . Alipate Ratini (with ball) of Grenoble is tackled by Metuisela Talebula of Bordeaux in an earlier Top 14 match. Photo: Skysports

Flying Fijian Ratu Alipate Raitini  scorched away for a try from an offload up the middle before the half time break keeping his visiting Grenoble side in touch 14-17 against Toulon at the Stade Mayol on Sunday but eventully losing 28-61 in the Top 14.

The try was Raitini’s ninth touchdown of the season which will bode well for his chances for selection by Flying Fijian coach John McKee for a debut against France at the Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday.

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Ratini scores try for Grenoble win

Jonathan Danty for Bayonne attacks against Stade Francais. Photo: Skysports

Jonathan Danty for Bayonne attacks against Stade Francais. Photo: Skysports

Grenoble 30-12 La Rochelle
Stade des Alpes

Alipate Ratini continued with his scoring tries in the Top 14 league crossing the chalk in the second half to help Grenoble defeat La Rochelle at the Stade des Alpes, running out 30-12 winners.

The right winger used all his pace and power to crash over, and Jonathan Wisniewski’s conversion stretched the lead to 23-9 over a side that had two Flying Fijian backs in Albert Vulivuli at inside centre and Ratini’s counterpart at left wing Sireli Bobo.

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Ratini inspires Grenoble

Wings clash . . . Alipate Ratini (with ball) of Grenoble is tackled by Metuisela Talebula of Bordeaux. Photo: Skysports

Wings clash . . . Alipate Ratini (with ball) of Grenoble is tackled by Metuisela Talebula of Bordeaux. Photo: Skysports

Alipate Ratini scored a magnificent hat-trick to lead Grenoble to a first Top 14 win of the season, 37-23 over Bordeaux-Bègles.

They were matched by Lyon and Oyonnax who also picked up their first wins, against Brive and Stade Français respectively.

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