Aussies crush feeble Fiji

Cameron Shepherd and Digby Ioane both scored hat-tricks as Australia A thrashed Fiji 47-18 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

The Fijians only arrived in Australia two days ago, and struggled to get going in the cold weather.

Shepherd opened the scoring with a seventh minute try, and added two more in the 37th and 48th minutes.

Winger Ioane scored tries just either side of half-time to cap a performance also featuring telling runs which gained massive territory for his side.

Adam Ashley-Cooper came off the bench and scored a try from his wing with about 20 minutes remaining, before Ioane scored again.

With 13 minutes to go, Ioane grabbed his third try to give Australia A a 47-3 lead.

Fijianian winger Mosese Luveitasau, flanker Akapusi Qera and Jeremaiya Tuivela crossed for consolation tries within the final seven minutes.