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Rugby World Cup – Fiji push Wales all the way

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Fiji gave it their all and hot Wales hard but at the end Wales came back and took a bonus point win on the day.

It was a great match of rugby with Wales that came out winners with 29-17.

It was all Fiji in the first 6 minutes of the game and they showed that they going to run with their big men.

They kept the pressure on Wales and got Josua Tuisova over in the corner who got the ball down before he went out for the first points of the test.

Wales got over for a try which was disallowed due to a forward pass. This gave Fiji again attacking ability and they also went over for a disallowed try, also due to a forward pass.

Unfortunately for Wales the trouble did not stop there, First they lost Ken Owens with a yellow card for a dangerous tackle and then Fiji scored their second try through Kini Murimurivalu who also powered through the Wales attempted defence.

This gave Fiji a 10-0 lead after 14 minutes of the test.

Fiji lost their lock Tevita Cavubati with a yellow card for coming in with the shoulder in the ruck.

Wales took full advantage of that and got their first try from a cross kick which Josh Adams got hold off to score.

Dominiko Waqaniburotu got the second yellow card for Fiji after repeated offences from the Fijians.

Wales just had too many number as Josh Adams run over for his second of the match and handed Wales the lead for the first time of the match.

Fiji kept on pressing Wales on attack but the two teams went into the break with Wales leading 14-10.

Fiji had the better of Wales again at the start of the second half and with Wales James Davies getting the yellow card Fiji was going full out in the maul.

A penalty try was given for collapsing the maul as Fiji went into the lead again.

Wales drew level with a penalty from Rhys Patchell to make it 17-all after 60 minutes.

We then saw Josh Adams scores his hat-trick try in the corner just staying in to get Wales back in the lead with 22-17 and 17 minutes to go.

Wales extend their lead from good play from broken play with Liam Williams getting his try. This gave Wales a 29-17 lead with 10 minutes to go in the match.

Fiji did not stop with their running game nor with their hard hitting defence.

The final minutes was brutal but neither team could add anything to the scoreboard.

Scorers:

Wales: Tries – Josh Adams(3), Liam Williams Conversions – Dan Biggar(2) Dan Biggar Penalties – Dan Biggar

Fiji: Tries – Josua Tuisova, Kini Murimurivalu, Penalty Try

What was said after the match…

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