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St George Illawarra hooker Siliva Havili's starring role for Tonga at the Pacific Test Invitational in Campbelltown was the highlight on an otherwise mixed night for a quartet of Dragons. 

Havili had a hand in Tongan prop Leilani Latu's two tries (including the late match-winner) against a brave Fiji side, who looked likely to win in the dying stages despite being down 10-0 early.

In a proud moment for Havili, the 24-year-old also led the Tongan's pre-match Siva Tau war dance.

St George Illawarra centre Taane Milne unfortunately suffered a late head knock while on debut for Fiji in the Bati's two-point loss, after copping a stray fist from Tongan back-rower Felise Kaufusi.

Meanwhile, Dragons and Samoa duo Tim Lafai and Leeson Ah Mau were on the recieving end of a 20-point loss to England.

While tries to Joey Leilua and Anthony Milford in the second half kept the Samoans in proceedings, their run was cut short by late four-pointers to James Graham and Jermaine McGillvary.

Papua New Guinea were also 10-point victors over the Cook Islands on Saturday afternoon thanks to two tries to eventual Man of the Match, Stargroth Amean. 

PNG 32 (Stargroth Amean 2, Adex Wera, Wartovo Puara Jnr, Nixon Put tries; Ase Boas 6 goals) defeated Cook Islands 22 (Geoff Daniela 2, Uiti Baker, Esan Marsters tries; Isaac John 3 goals) at Campbelltown Stadium. Half-time: 12-all

Tonga 26 (Leilani Latu 2, Manu Vatuvei, Daniel Tupou, Moses Suli tries; Ata Hinganao 2, Tuimoala Lolohea 1 goals) defeated Fiji 24 (Viliame Kikau, James Storer, Ben Nakubuwai, Daniel Saifiti tries; Apisai Koroisau 4 goals). Half-time: Fiji 18-14.

England 30 (Ryan Hall, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Hodgson, James Graham, Jermaine McGillvary tries; Luke Gale 5 goals) defeated Samoa 10 (Joey Leilua, Anthony Milford tries; Anthony Milford 1 goal). Half-time: 14-0. Crowd: 18,271

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