Ifira Blackbird XV team defeated USP 23-15 in round two of the 40th Independence rugby competition yesterday.

Ifira established their second victory following their first 10-8 victory over Ovins in the opening round to secure six points and currently leads the table.

USP who had the advantage with their heavy packs in the forwards opened the scoreboard with their first penalty and Ifira made the equaliser three minutes later.The men in grey scored their first try just minute to half time to lead 8-3 at the breather.

Ifira lifted momentum in the second half scoring three tries, kicked one penalty and successful with one conversion while USP managed to kick one penalty and scored their second try in the second half. Ifira won 23-15 at full time.

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