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As it happened: Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

2015-10-06 22:50
Last Updated at 07:35
06 Oct 22:56
06 Oct 22:52

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Fiji will head home with their heads held high, while Uruguay will prepare for a final game against England in Manchester on Saturday.

06 Oct 22:49
FULL-TIME: Fiji 47-15 Uruguay
06 Oct 22:49
80'- Nadolo CONVERTS his own try from close to the touchline to end the game.
06 Oct 22:48
79'- Big wing Nadolo barges over  for Fiji's 7th try.
06 Oct 22:47
78'- TRY to Fiji!
06 Oct 22:46
77'- They surge forward and kick up-field, before another scuffle breaks out... It ends in a penalty for Fiji, who set up an attacking lieout inside the red zone...
06 Oct 22:45
76'- Adventurous stuff from Fiji who attempt to run from behind their own goal-line...
06 Oct 22:43


Fiji 8

Uruguay 2

06 Oct 22:42


Fiji 502m

Uruguay 187m

06 Oct 22:41
72'- Game opening up now with both sides looking to throw it around from all parts...
06 Oct 22:37
69'- Just a penalty against Fiji right wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma for tackling a player without the ball...
06 Oct 22:37
69' - Again the TMO is called upon for possible foul play...
06 Oct 22:36
68'- Ormaechea's sending off is the first red card of the tournament.
06 Oct 22:35

66'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.

Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

06 Oct 22:34
65'- Fiji prop Campese Ma'afu is also off with a YELLOW CARD.
06 Oct 22:33
65'- Uruguay scrumhalf Agustín Ormaechea gets a yellow card. It's his second yellow so that means RED!
06 Oct 22:32

65'- Fiji attack from the restart and fullback Kini Murimurivalu rounds off in style.

Again, a scuffle breaks out, with the referee again going upstairs...

06 Oct 22:31
65'- TRY to Fiji!
06 Oct 22:30

64'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.

Fiji 33-15 Uruguay

06 Oct 22:29

63'- Lock Api Ratuniyarawa scores fo Fiji.

A scuffle ensues afterwards, which prompts the referee to have a look.

But the try stands with the referee having a talk to the players.

06 Oct 22:27
63'- TRY to Fiji!
06 Oct 22:26
62'- Another scrum penalty to Fiji. It's within range, but again they opt for an attacking lineout...
06 Oct 22:24
60'- Fiji No 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu cleaned out a player with what appeared to be a stiff arm, however the referee feels it was a legal clean-out... sigh...
06 Oct 22:23
60'- TMO called upon to review some potential foul play against a Fijian...
06 Oct 22:21

58'- Ormaechea's conversion attempt from the corner hits the crossbar, but it doesn't go over...

Fiji 26-15 Uruguay

06 Oct 22:21
57'- Scrumhalf Agustín Ormaechea is over in the corner. It started inside the Fijian half after the islanders had spilled the ball while attacking. Uruguay kicked up-field and some great hands saw the No 9 go over in the corner...
06 Oct 22:19
57'- TRY to Uruguay!
06 Oct 22:18
55'- Fiji have enjoyed 56% possession and 65% territory thus far in this game.
06 Oct 22:17
54'- Little errors are creeping into the Fijian game though, and it's frustrating them...
06 Oct 22:15
52'- But the Fijians keep probing near the Uruguay 22m area...
06 Oct 22:13
51'- A knock-on from Nadolo scuppers a promising attacking move for Fiji...
06 Oct 22:12
50'- A solid penalty clearance from Volavola sets up an attacking lineout for Fiji inside the red zone...
06 Oct 22:09


Fiji 266m

Uruguay 102m

06 Oct 22:05
43'- Uruguay made a prop replacement at the break, with loosehead Alejo Corral off, replaced by Mario Sagario.
06 Oct 22:01
40'- Uruguay flyhalf Duran gets play started...
06 Oct 22:01
Welcome back for the second half!
06 Oct 21:47

HALF-TIME: Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

Join us in about 15 minutes for the second period...

06 Oct 21:46

39'- That's also the four-try BONUS-POINT for Fiji.

Luckily the rain has stayed away for most of the half which helped with the handling...

06 Oct 21:45

39'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.

Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

06 Oct 21:44

38'- Lock Leone Nakarawa scores under the  posts after Fiji break from inside their own half.

It was a great initial break from Nadolo...

06 Oct 21:44
38'- TRY to Fiji!
  • 80'


  • 80'

    That's it. Fiji ran in seven tries but this game will probably be remembered for Uruguay's two. Thanks for joining us, cheers.

  • 80'

    FIJI 47-15 URUGUAY

  • 79'

    TRY, FIJI, NADOLO. 45-15. It had to happen eventually. Nadolo crosses as Uruguay run out of defenders.

  • 77'

    Crazy stuff as Fiji try run the ball from behind their own tryline after bobbles out a scrum and is hacked ahead by Prada. Eventually they clear.

  • 74'

    Gaston Mieres playing with danger after he keeps the ball in acrobatically before evading the flying Nadolo. Joaquin Prada takes up the attack as Uruguay go in search of a third try. A knock on just outside the Fiji 22 ends the move though.

  • 72'

    Fiji are turning on the gas now. A few gaps out there too with two players off. It's all a little too lose though as the ball goes to ground after Botia and Goneva combine.

  • 69'

    Tempers are fraying here. Asaeli Tikoirotuma is lucky not to get a yellow card for a shoulder charge.

  • 66'

    TRY, FIJI, MURIMURIVALU. 36-15. Great try by Fiji as Kini Murimurivalu goes over after a break by Botia set him up.

  • 66'

    YELLOW CARD, FIJI, MA'AFU. The ref loses patience with the handbags and sends a player from both sides to the sin bin.

  • 66'

    RED CARD, URUGUAY, ORMAECHEA. Two yellow cards = red. Pretty innocuous stuff but he pays the price for getting involved in a scuffle after the try.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, NADOLO. 33-15. The TMO is called on after some handbags after the try, but there's nothing serious in it.

  • 64'

    TRY, FIJI, CAVUBATI. 31-15 . Replacement lock Tevita Cavubati powers through three defenders to score!

  • 61'

    The Fijian scrum crushes the men in blue once again. Ben Volavola sets up the lineout and Fiji will fancy their chances of a try here.

  • 58'

    Duran's conversion effort bounces off the crossbar.

  • 57'

    TRY, URUGUAY, ORMAECHEA! 26-15. Santiago Gibernau hacks a Fijian dropped ball ahead and gives chase. The bounce is unkind but the cavalry arrives and Vilaseca provides the link for Ormaechea to dive over in the corner.

  • 54'

    Uruguay are fighting bravely but they just don't have the firepower to get over the advantage line. The size difference between the players is scary.

  • 50'

    Fiji get overly fancy as they try to find Nadolo on the switch but the execution isn't there. Uruguay are keen to counter attack, but they're struggling to get out of their half.

  • 48'

    Overly hasty from Fiji as Botia knocks on on the deck after breaking the line. Duran clears from the back of the scrum, starting a kick tennis battle with Murimurivalu.

  • 47'

    Uruguay win a penalty for a high tackle by Leroy Atalifo. They set up the lineout but can only keep it for a couple of phases before Fiji launch the counter attack from the turnover.

  • 45'

    BOOM! Sit down son! Botia hands off Duran, who comes down square on his back. Impressive stuff. The offload to Nadolo finds grass though and bobbles out.

  • 43'

    Fiji trying to keep it tight early on but really good defence by Uruguay wins them a penalty for holding on. Duran clears.

  • 41'

    Here we go for the second half! Uruguay have changed their loosehead prop with Mateo Sanguinetti coming on. Hopefull that'll help solve their scrum woes.

  • 40'

    That's half time! Five tries in the opening period, including Uruguay's first in 12 years. It's been fun, we'll be back in ten.

  • 40'

    FIJI 26-10 URUGUAY

  • 39'


  • 38'

    TRY, FIJI, NAKARAWA. 24-10. Nadolo is at the origin of the try as he breaks wide. Leone Nakarawa is up in support and sells the defence a glorious dummy before striding home and scoring under the sticks.

  • 36'

    Nadolo knocks on just short of the line but Fiji win the scrum feed back. They wheel it around but Matadigo doesn't control it and Ormaechea pinches it!

  • 35'

    A bit wasteful from Fiji, as they fluff a lineout near half way. They just need to calm down, and play a little tighter because they keep on trying to do too much too soon.

  • 33'

    Duran has a shot at goal as we come back for a penalty from the previous lineout, but it drifts wide.

  • 32'

    Uruguay win a penalty on the deck. They go for touch and then Duran tries a cross-field kick but it goes too far, and Volavola can take an easy mark.

  • 30'

    Uruguay escape as Nemani Nadolo gets the ball out wide again but just brushes the touchline as he turns on the afterburners.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, NADOLO. 19-10. Easy three points from right in front.

  • 26'

    PENALTY TRY, FIJI. 17-10. The Uruguayan scrum is obliterated and referee JP Doyle has no choice.

  • 25'

    Nemani Nadolo goes on a rampaging run down the left and it requires five players to bring him down. Uruguay still under pressure though as they must defend a Fijian scrum 5m out.

  • 23'

    Fiji building is centre field but they're forcing the issue. A bit more patience would be helpful.

  • 21'

    Uruguay continue to struggle at scrum time but Agustin Ormaechea is having a blinder since returning from the sin bin. He's all over the show.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, ORMAECHEA. 12-10. After a horror start, Uruguay are back in this!

  • 17'

    TRY, URUGUAY, ARBOLEYA! 12-8. Hooker Carlos Arboleya scores Uruguay''s first Rugby World Cup try since 2003 after a powerful run from 10m out. Good work from Agustin Ormaechea, who is back on, to set it up with run down the touchline.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, URUGUAY, DURAN. 12-3. Alejo Duran scores for the South Americans from long range.

  • 13'

    Uruguay have just about managed a penalty in their own 22 and have a chance to release the pressure. They win another in centre field and will have a crack at goal.

  • 10'

    Uruguay are struggling in every department, even the scrum, the one place where they can usually compete. Ben Volavola kicks for touch from a penalty.

  • 8'

    TRY, FIJI, KENATALE. 12-0. Nemia Kenatale races around a scrum towards the undefended blindside for an easy score. Too much space without the Uruguayan scrum-half.

  • 6'

    This could get ugly. Uruguay are giving away a lot of penalties and Fiji are breaking the line almost at will.

  • 4'

    Conversion, Nadolo. 7-0. Fiji could not have asked for a better start.

  • 3'

    PENALTY TRY, FIJI. 5-0. Fiji pressing early on and Lepani Botia crosses in the corner after a brilliant offload by Leone Nakarawa. The TMO reckons Botia loses possession in the act of scoring, but spots a no-arms tackle in the build up. Only one decision is possible.

  • 3'


  • 1'

    Here we go! Fiji kick us off. It goes deep but los Teros gather and clear to halfway.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby World Cup clash in Pool A between Fiji and Uruguay.

  • 0'

    Fiji make four personnel changes and one positional change to the team that lost to Wales. Nemani Nadolo returns from suspension and replaces Asaeli Tikoirotuma, who moves to the right wing. Timoci Nagusa, who played there against Wales, drops out of the match-day 23. Kini Murimurivalu comes in at full-back for Metuisela Talebula. There are two changes in the forward pack. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa replaces Tevita Cavubati in the second row and Sakiusa Matadigo is the new number eight, coming in for Netani Talei.

  • 0'

    Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine has made six changes to his side. Carlos Arboleya, Alejandro Nieto and Alejo Duran all are promoted to the starting line-up after appearing off the bench in that match. Right wing Santiago Gibernau, lock Jorge Zerbino and loosehead Alejo Corral also return to the starting team after missing the matchday 23 against Australia.

  • 0'

    Here come the Cibi from Fiji! The challenge is thrown down. Game on!

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Fiji Uruguay
  • 7 Tries 2
    • 2' Penalty Try
    • 7' Nemia Kenatale
    • 26' Penalty Try
    • 37' Leone Nakarawa
    • 63' Tevita Cavubati
    • 65' Kini Murimurivalu
    • 78' Nemani Nadolo
    • 16' Carlos Arboleya
    • 57' Agustín Ormaechea
  • 6 Conversions 1
    • 2' Nemani Nadolo
    • 27' Nemani Nadolo
    • 38' Nemani Nadolo
    • 64' Nemani Nadolo
    • 65' Nemani Nadolo
    • 80' Nemani Nadolo
    • 17' Agustín Ormaechea
  • 0 Penalties 1
    • 14' Alejo Duran
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 65' Campese Ma''afu
    • 2' Agustín Ormaechea
  • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 65' Agustín Ormaechea
Team Line-ups
  • Campese Ma'afu
  • Sunia Koto
  • Leroy Atalifo
  • Api Ratuniyarawa
  • Leone Nakarawa
  • Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  • Akapusi Qera
  • Sakiusa Matadigo
  • Nemia Kenatale
  • Ben Volavola
  • Nemani Nadolo
  • Levani Botia
  • Vereniki Goneva
  • Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  • Kini Murimurivalu
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Alejo Corral
  • Carlos Arboleya
  • Mario Sagario
  • Santiago Vilaseca
  • Jorge Zerbino
  • Juan Gaminara
  • Matias Beer
  • Alejandro Nieto
  • Agustín Ormaechea
  • Alejo Duran
  • Rodrigo Silva
  • Andres Vilaseca
  • Joaquin Prada
  • Santiago Gibernau
  • Gaston Mieres
  • Viliame Veikoso
  • Peni Ravai
  • Taniela Koroi
  • Tevita Cavubati
  • Netani Talei
  • Henry Seniloli
  • Josh Matavesi
  • Timoci Nagusa
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • German Kessler
  • Óscar Durán
  • Mateo Sanguinetti
  • Mathias Palomeque
  • Franco Lamanna
  • Juan De Freitas
  • Jeronimo Etcheverry
  • Francisco Bulanti

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