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POWERHOUSE: @nemani_nadolo scores #FJI's 7th try of the evening adding the extras to his own score #FJI 47-15 #URU pic.twitter.com/fINIjfUSaD— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2015
POWERHOUSE: @nemani_nadolo scores #FJI's 7th try of the evening adding the extras to his own score #FJI 47-15 #URU pic.twitter.com/fINIjfUSaD
Los jugadores de @RugbyUruguay y @fijirugby se saludan al finalizar el partido. pic.twitter.com/BWni8rph7E— U.R.U. (@RugbyUruguay) October 6, 2015
Los jugadores de @RugbyUruguay y @fijirugby se saludan al finalizar el partido. pic.twitter.com/BWni8rph7E
Thanks for tuning in!
Fiji will head home with their heads held high, while Uruguay will prepare for a final game against England in Manchester on Saturday.
A seven-try show secures a first #RWC2015 win for #FJI despite a spirited #URU performance in Milton Keynes #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/YwRLdtJFlu— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2015
A seven-try show secures a first #RWC2015 win for #FJI despite a spirited #URU performance in Milton Keynes #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/YwRLdtJFlu
75'- CLEAN BREAKS
74'- ATTACKING METRES MADE
#FJI begin to fly as Tevita Cavubati & Kini Murimurivalu score tries 5 & 6 of the evening #FJI 40-15 #URU #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/gVULJVLSQZ— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2015
#FJI begin to fly as Tevita Cavubati & Kini Murimurivalu score tries 5 & 6 of the evening #FJI 40-15 #URU #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/gVULJVLSQZ
Ridiculous yellow card for Fiji .. absurd— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) October 6, 2015
Ridiculous yellow card for Fiji .. absurd
66'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.
Fiji 40-15 Uruguay
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...
64'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.
Fiji 33-15 Uruguay
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.
DOUBLE DELIGHT: Scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea finishes a fabulous breakaway try for #URU. #FJI 26-15 #URU #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/V8k8fYfisc— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2015
DOUBLE DELIGHT: Scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea finishes a fabulous breakaway try for #URU. #FJI 26-15 #URU #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/V8k8fYfisc
58'- Ormaechea's conversion attempt from the corner hits the crossbar, but it doesn't go over...
Fiji 26-15 Uruguay
46'- ATTACKING METRES MADE
#FIJvsURU | ¡En juego es Segundo Tiempo! #VamosTeros! pic.twitter.com/0b3PsbRuGq— U.R.U. (@RugbyUruguay) October 6, 2015
#FIJvsURU | ¡En juego es Segundo Tiempo! #VamosTeros! pic.twitter.com/0b3PsbRuGq
36 points scored & counting... an action packed opening half ?????? #RWC2015 #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/3TlSDScFQV— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2015
36 points scored & counting... an action packed opening half ?????? #RWC2015 #FJIvURU pic.twitter.com/3TlSDScFQV
HALF-TIME: Fiji 26-10 Uruguay
Join us in about 15 minutes for the second period...
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...
39'- CONVERSION slotted by Nadolo.
Fiji 26-10 Uruguay
38'- Lock Leone Nakarawa scores under the posts after Fiji break from inside their own half.
It was a great initial break from Nadolo...
CONVERSION, NADOLO. 47-15.
That's it. Fiji ran in seven tries but this game will probably be remembered for Uruguay's two. Thanks for joining us, cheers.
FIJI 47-15 URUGUAY
TRY, FIJI, NADOLO. 45-15. It had to happen eventually. Nadolo crosses as Uruguay run out of defenders.
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.
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.
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.
Tempers are fraying here. Asaeli Tikoirotuma is lucky not to get a yellow card for a shoulder charge.
TRY, FIJI, MURIMURIVALU. 36-15. Great try by Fiji as Kini Murimurivalu goes over after a break by Botia set him up.
YELLOW CARD, FIJI, MA'AFU. The ref loses patience with the handbags and sends a player from both sides to the sin bin.
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.
CONVERSION, NADOLO. 33-15. The TMO is called on after some handbags after the try, but there's nothing serious in it.
TRY, FIJI, CAVUBATI. 31-15 . Replacement lock Tevita Cavubati powers through three defenders to score!
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.
Duran's conversion effort bounces off the crossbar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiji trying to keep it tight early on but really good defence by Uruguay wins them a penalty for holding on. Duran clears.
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.
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.
FIJI 26-10 URUGUAY
CONVERSION, NADOLO. 26-10
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.
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!
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.
Duran has a shot at goal as we come back for a penalty from the previous lineout, but it drifts wide.
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.
Uruguay escape as Nemani Nadolo gets the ball out wide again but just brushes the touchline as he turns on the afterburners.
CONVERSION, NADOLO. 19-10. Easy three points from right in front.
PENALTY TRY, FIJI. 17-10. The Uruguayan scrum is obliterated and referee JP Doyle has no choice.
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.
Fiji building is centre field but they're forcing the issue. A bit more patience would be helpful.
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.
CONVERSION, ORMAECHEA. 12-10. After a horror start, Uruguay are back in this!
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.
PENALTY, URUGUAY, DURAN. 12-3. Alejo Duran scores for the South Americans from long range.
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.
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.
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.
This could get ugly. Uruguay are giving away a lot of penalties and Fiji are breaking the line almost at will.
Conversion, Nadolo. 7-0. Fiji could not have asked for a better start.
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.
YELLOW CARD, URUGUAY, ORMAECHEA.
Here we go! Fiji kick us off. It goes deep but los Teros gather and clear to halfway.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby World Cup clash in Pool A between Fiji and Uruguay.
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.
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.
Here come the Cibi from Fiji! The challenge is thrown down. Game on!
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