VISITORS HANDLE CHIEFS
Tough sledding for the Hawaii Chiefs in their inaugural hit-out as they went down 70-8 to the visiting Queensland Indigenous All Stars in Honolulu.
The game finished as a tsunami warning was issued for the Hawaiian Islands Saturday night following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the western coast of Canada.
Fortunately, the warning was cancelled after authorities at the Tsunami Warning Center determined there was no tsunami threat.
The game was played at the Kaiser High School stadium on Oahu which, as it turns out, was among the designated safe spots on the island as it is on higher ground.
Players from the Indigenous team remained at the school after the match until being given the all clear to return to their hotel in Honolulu.
The Chiefs, Hawaii’s first rugby league select side, scored two tries by Anthony Sunia and Loto Vagaloa.