Manoa Vosawai - pictured here in action for Treviso - started for Italy against Fiji
New Cardiff Blues Number Eight Manoa Vosawai could not stop Italy falling to a 25-14 defeat to Fiji in their one-off Test in Suva on Saturday.
Former NSW Waratahs and current Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo was the star performer for Fiji as he scored 15 points.
Italy led 7-5 at the ANZ National Stadium as Vosawai, who returned to the country of his birth, started in a pack that was awarded a 10th-minute penalty try, given for repeated collapsing of the Fiji scrum.
After the break, Dominiko Waqaniburotu put Fiji ahead for the first time and two penalties from Nadolo stretched the lead before a second Italian penalty try.
But Napolioni Nalaga killed off the Italians with the home side's third try two minutes from the end.
Vosawai and the Azzurri now play Samoa in Apia on June 14 and Japan in Tokyo on June 21.
Judgement Day III is on target to break the all-time attendance record for a Welsh regional rugby match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 25th April, after ticket sales went through the 40,500 mark today.
Cardiff Blues face Zebre in the last Guinness PRO12 game of the season at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday, May 16 (kick-off 3pm) - and the ladies of the region are invited to come along and enjoy a special day with the Blues!
Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
Our Cardiff Blues Rugby Camps return this Easter to give children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and after selling out our last two camps you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment!
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
Battling Cardiff Blues produced a second half performance packed full of character and spirit to push Ulster Rugby all the way in an absorbing Guinness PRO12 encounter at a packed out Kingspan Stadium.
Argentine ace Joaquin Tuculet scored a sensational try in the eighth minute of injury time as Cardiff Blues produced an astonishing finale to snatch victory over Connacht Rugby after an unbelievable Guinness PRO12 encounter.