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.
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.
A last minute Jarrod Evans penalty ensured Cardiff Blues Premiership Select finished their British and Irish Cup campaign on a high, with a 24-21 victory over London Scottish at Athletic Ground on Friday.