Fonovai scores 2 tries, Romania beats Canada in rugby test

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Tonga-born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two second-half tries to help Romania beat Canada 25-9 Saturday in a rugby test at Ellerslie Park.

Fonovai crossed a minute after the break and again in the 62nd minute after flanker Viorel Lucaci’s try and an Aurel Vlaicu conversion had given the visitors a 7-6 halftime lead.

Flyhalf Gordon McRorie accounted for all of Canada’s points with three penalty goals.

Canada next faces the United States in Hamilton, Ontario on June 24 in the first leg of their 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier. The second leg is July 1 in San Diego.