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As it happened: Wales 23-13 Fiji

2015-10-01 19:45
Last Updated at 00:44
01 Oct 19:59
Scrumhalf Gareth Davies scores for Wales... (AP)
01 Oct 19:52
01 Oct 19:48

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Wales' next match is against Australia at Twickenham on October 10, while Fiji next face Uruguay at stadium:mk in Milton Keynes on October 6.

01 Oct 19:46
Wales' scrum remains a serious worry though. They won't get far in the knockout stages with a struggling scrum like that...
01 Oct 19:43

Well done to Wales! They were clearly tired having played England on Saturday night. They did not get the bonus-point but this win should see them make the quarter-finals.

If Australia can beat England at Twickenham on Saturday, the English would in all likelihood be knocked out of the tournament in the pool phases.

01 Oct 19:40

FULL-TIME: Wales 23-13 Fiji

01 Oct 19:40

82'- Wales force another penalty and keep the game alive... but it ends with right wing Cuthbert bundled out in the corner...

01 Oct 19:38
80'- Fiji win a penalty at ruck time and take a quick tap. Can they score from deep?
01 Oct 19:37
80'- One last attacking chance for Wales inside the red zone...
01 Oct 19:35
78'- But another knock-on scuppers a promising opportunity...
01 Oct 19:34
77'- Wales keep probing inside the Fijian half...
01 Oct 19:33

76'- Wales lose possession as Fiji kick up-field.

There goes any hopes Wales may have harboured for a bonus-point...

01 Oct 19:32

75'- NO TRY!

TMO George Ayoub says Fiji No 8 Netani Talei had his hand under the ball.

Wales will have a five-metre scrum...

01 Oct 19:31
75'- No, looks like there's a Fijian hand under the ball...
01 Oct 19:31
75'- Davies was tackled short, but his momentum may have carried him over...?
01 Oct 19:30

75'- TMO CALL

Wales scrumhalf Davies is over in the corner, but the TMO is called into action.

01 Oct 19:29

74'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK

Wales 483m

Fiji 467m

01 Oct 19:28
74'- Kickable penalty for Wales as Fiji yet again transgress at a ruck. This time Wales opt for an attacking lineout...
01 Oct 19:27
73' - Fiji lose possession and Wales kick-up field...
01 Oct 19:26
72'- Wales pivot Biggar is now off, replaced by Rhys Priestland.
01 Oct 19:25
72'- Volavola sets up an attacking lineout for Fiji in the red zone...
01 Oct 19:24
71'- A four-try bonus-point at this stage looks out of the question for Wales...
01 Oct 19:24
70'- Veteran James Hook is now on for Wales, replacing fullback Matthew Morgan.
01 Oct 19:23
70'- After 70 minutes, Wales have enjoyed 67% territory and 61% possession.
01 Oct 19:20

68'- PENALTY slotted by Biggar.

Wales 23-13 Fiji

01 Oct 19:20
67'- Another strong scrum for Fiji as No 9 Nemia Kenatale steals the ball at the base, only for his over-eager forwards to barge over and concede a penalty in front of the posts...
01 Oct 19:18
66'- Five metre scrum for Wales after Volavola has his kick charged down from inside his own in-goal area...
01 Oct 19:16
65'- They can't as replacement hooker Ken Owens is bundled out after Wales broke off the blindside following a driving maul..
01 Oct 19:16
65'- Wales with an attacking lineout inside the red zone. Can they cash in?
01 Oct 19:14

63'- PENALTIES CONCEDED

Wales 10

Fiji 9

01 Oct 19:13

63'- Another horror scrum for Wales sees Fiji turn over possession and they attack inside the red zone...

However, moments later Wales win a penalty on the ground to bring some relief for the home crowd.

01 Oct 19:12

62'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK

Wales 410m

Fiji 422m

01 Oct 19:10

60'- But they lose possession to bring some relief for Wales.

Wales though are playing into the hands of the Fijians, kicking too many balls away, allowing Fiji to counter-attack...

01 Oct 19:09
60' - Fiji on the attack inside the red zone...
01 Oct 19:04

54'- PENALTY slotted by Biggar.

Wales 20-13 Fiji

01 Oct 19:03
53'- Penalty for Wales as Fiji transgress at a ruck. It's just inside the Fiji half and close to the touchline. Biggar will opt for goal...
01 Oct 19:00
51'- Fiji have enjoyed 65% possession and 64% territory in the last 10 minutes...
01 Oct 18:59

49'- CONVERSION slotted by Volavola.

Wales 17-13 Fiji

01 Oct 18:58

48'- Centre Vereniki Goneva scores for Fiji after a terrific counter attack from the islanders which started from deep inside their own half.

That's Fiji at their most dangerous!

01 Oct 18:57
48'- TRY to Fiji!
01 Oct 18:57
47'- Oh dear, Volavola misses with an easy attempt, pulling it to the right. Terrible kick. I already had written 9 for Fiji...
 
  • 80'

    Wales are on the attack once again as they take play up to Fiji''s 22. They rumble on with their forwards, but they are met by a wall of white defenders. Fiji win a penalty after Wales are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Fiji take the quick tap. They attack from deep inside their own half. Now Wales make the turnover and swing the ball wide to North but he is thumped into touch and that''s the ball game! End to end stuff by both teams but Wales go away with the victory!

  • 80'

    Wales are on the attack once again as they take play up to Fiji's 22. They rumble on with their forwards, but they are met by a wall of white defenders. Fiji win a penalty after Wales are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Fiji take the quick tap. They attack from deep inside their own half. Wales make the turnover and swing the ball wide to North but he is thumped into touch and that's the ball game! End to end stuff by both teams but Wales go away with the victory!

  • 80'

    WALES 23 FIJI 13

  • 78'

    Wales attack from the line-out on halfway as Roberts takes up the crash ball. They manage to make good headway as they swing the ball wide to replacement full-back, James Hook, but he spills the ball in contact however.

  • 77'

    Wales patiently go through the phases but they make a hash of it as Jones loses the ball in contact.

  • 76'

    The ball has not been grounded. Try saving tackle by Talei who manages to get his hand under the ball.

  • 75'

    Wales play the advantage from the knock and take play into Fiji's half. They win a penalty right in-front of poles after Maafu is pinged for going off his feet at the breakdown. Biggar finds touch about 7 metres from Fiji's try-line.

  • 75'

    Wales set up the driving maul. They rumble forward before Davies swings the ball wide. They patiently go through the phases. Davies picks up from the base of the ruck and snipes down the blindside. He goes over the whitewash but the TMO will have a look to see if the ball was held up!

  • 73'

    Fiji set up the driving maul. Now they swing the ball wide , but they make a hash of it as they spill the ball in contact.

  • 72'

    Fiji are on the attack and they patiently go through the phases, but they make little headway, but they win the penalty however after Wales are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Volavola finds touch 5 metres from Wales try-line.

  • 70'

    Wales attack from deep inside their own half as they swing the ball wide and take play up to halfway with some slick handling. They power forward and swing the ball wide again before Morgan passes the ball into touch. Line-out Fiji.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 23-13. Biggar's flawless kicking display continues as he adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 68'

    Wales have the put in to the scrum 5 metres from Fiji's try-line. Fiji are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Biggar will have a shot at goal right in-front of poles.

  • 67'

    Fiji are under immense pressure 5 metres from their try-line. They patiently go through the phases before Volavola tries to clear but his kick is charged down by Roberts.

  • 64'

    Wales are under immense pressure in their own half. Fiji win the turnover at the breakdown. They patiently go through the phases with their forwards. Their attack comes to nothing however as Fiji are pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 62'

    Fiji's relentless attack take play up to Wales 22, but it comes to nothing however as they spill the ball in contact. Scrum Wales.

  • 60'

    Wales win a vital turnover just outside their 22. They take play up to halfway but it comes to nothing as Fiji make the turnover. They take play up to Wales 22.

  • 58'

    Wales win a vital penalty after Fiji are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Biggar finds touch on halfway.

  • 55'

    Wales have the throw into the line-out on halfway. They set up the driving maul before Davies launches a box kick.

  • 54'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 20-13. Wales win a penalty after Fiji are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Biggar will have a shot at goal from about 45 metres out on the angle. His kick is good.

  • 52'

    Wales are on the attack as they take play up to Fiji's half but it comes to nothing as Fiji make the turnover.

  • 50'

    CONVERSION, FIJI, VOLAVOLA. 17-13.

  • 49'

    TRY, FIJI, GONEVA. 17-13 Fiji attack from their 22 and they take play up to Wales 22 after a clean break from Tikoirotuma. They keep the ball alive as Ragusa gives a beautiful inside ball to Goneva who goes over for his first try of the match.

  • 47'

    Fiji attack from deep inside their own half and take play up to Wales 22. Fiji win a penalty after Gareth Davies is pinged for an illegal interference at the breakdown. Volavola lines up the kick but it's a poor strike as he pushes it to the right of the uprights.

  • 44'

    Fiji win a penalty after Bradley Davies is pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Volavola finds touch inside Wales 22.

  • 42'

    Now we have some aerial ping pong. Fiji take play up to half way but it comes to nothing however as they spill the ball in contact on halfway.

  • 41'

    Volavola gets the second half underway! His kick is deep. Wales fail to gather and now Fiji are on the attack.

  • 40'

    Fiji take play up to halfway from the restart. Wales win a penalty after Fiji is pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Biggar finds touch inside Wales 22. They set up the driving maul and rumble forward. Brilliant mauling by Wales, but it comes to nothing as the ball is killed at the maul and Fiji win the turnover. That's halftime as the players head into the shed for a well deserved break!

  • 40'

    WALES 17 FIJI 6

  • 38'

    PENALTY, FIJI, VOLAVOLA. 17-6. Fiji win a vital penalty just before half-time as Wales are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Volavola lines up the kick from about 30 metres out. His kick is good!

  • 36'

    Wales attack and take play up to Fiji''s 22, bit it comes to nothing however as they spill the ball in contact. Fiji counter and take play up to Wales 22 but now they spill the ball in contact. Wow the pace of this game is electric.

  • 34'

    Volavola launches a bomb but his kick is misdirected as the ball goes straight into touch. Wales have a line-out in Fiji's half.

  • 33'

    CONVERSION, WALES, BIGGAR. 17-3. Biggar adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 32'

    TRY, WALES, BALDWIN. 15-3. End to end stuff! Wales are back on the attack. They take play up to Fiji's try-line. They swing the ball out wide to Morgan who is stopped inches from Fiji's try-line. Scott Baldwin picks up from the base of the ruck and scores a pushover try!

  • 30'

    Wales attack from a line-out on halfway. Biggar launches a bomb. Fiji gather and they take play up to Wales half.

  • 29'

    No try! Fiji win a crucial penalty after Wales are pinged for foul play. Volavola brings some relief as he finds touch just outside the 22 metre mark.

  • 28'

    Wales set up the driving maul and they charge forward before Fiji stop them in their tracks. They go through the phases with their forwards. North picks up from the base of the ruck and dives over the try-line. The TMO will have a quick look to see if he was held up.

  • 26'

    Wales attack from deep inside their own half as they take play up to Fiji's half. They patiently go through the phases and they win a penalty after Fiji are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Biggar finds touch 5 metres from Fiji's try-line

  • 24'

    Fiji take play up to Wales 22, but it comes to nothing as Wales make the turnover. Morgan breaks up field and takes play up to Fiji's try-line. Fiji win a vital penalty however after Wales are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown.

  • 21'

    Wales gather the restart and go through the phases with their forwards before Giggar hoofs the ball down field but fails to find touch. Now Fiji are on the attack.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR. 10-3. Wales win a penalty after Fiji is caught in an offside position at the breakdown. Biggar will have a shot at goal right in-front of poles. Biggar adds the extras.

  • 19'

    Wales attack from deep inside their own half and take play up to halfway, before Biggar kicks away possession and now Fiji are on the attack.

  • 17'

    Fiji win another penalty at the line-out after Wales are pinged for interfering at the line-out and Volavola lines up another shot at goal. His kick is to the right however.

  • 16'

    Fiji win a penalty after Wales are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Volavola finds touch inside Wales 22.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, FIJI, VOLAVOLA. 7-3. Volavola draws first blood for Fiji from the kicking tee.

  • 13'

    Fiji win a penalty after Wales are pinged for illegal scrummgaing. Volavola will have a shot at gaol from about 40 metres out on the angle.

  • 12'

    Fiji attack from deep inside their own half. They are met by a wall Wales defenders. Fiji swing the ball wide to Botia who tries to beat his defender on the outside but it comes to nothing as he is thumped into touch.

  • 10'

    Wales have the put in to the scrum just outside their 22. Seems to be slippery under foot as we have another reset scrum.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, WALES, BIGGAR. 7-0. Biggar adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 7'

    TRY, WALES, DAVIES. 5-0. Wales are now on the attack as they try and rumble over with their forwards. Try! Gareth Davies picks up at the base of the ruck on goes over for a pushover try!

  • 5'

    Wales are still probing, but it comes to nothing as Fiji make the turnover, but they are caught in possession inside and now Wales have the put in to the scrum 5 metres from Fiji''s try-line

  • 4'

    Wales take play up to Fiji's try-line. They go through the phases with their forwards before winning the penalty after Fiji are pinged for being offside at the breakdown. Wale set up the driving maul and now they rumble forward.

  • 1'

    Dan Biggar gets us underway! His kick is deep and gathered by the Fijian forward pack. They go through a few phases before hoofing the ball down field. Now Wales are on the attack!

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool A Rugby World Cup encounter between Wales and Fiji from Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Taulupe Faletau and Dan Lydiate will win their 50th Wales caps in today's clash against Fiji in a side that contains three changes. Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert and Tyler Morgan all come into the line-up as Wales look to record their third successive Rugby World Cup victory. Morgan and Cuthbert form a new back three alongside George North. National Dual Contracted Morgan, lines up at 13 alongside Jamie Roberts. Man of the match at Twickenham, Dan Biggar, continues his half-back partnership with try-scorer Gareth Davies. The pack remains unchanged with Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin and Tomas Francis in the front-row. Bradley Davies and Alun Wyn Jones pack down in the second-row. Lydiate and Faletau will reach the milestone of 50 caps together in a back-row alongside captain Sam Warburton. Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis and Samson Lee are named as the front-row replacements with Luke Charteris and Justin Tipuric completing the forward contingent. Lloyd Williams and Rhys Priestland are joined by James Hook on the bench.

  • 0'

    Fiji head coach John McKee has named Fiji's most experienced XV at a World Cup. The 392 caps in the XV is one more than they fielded in their match against England. Matawalu is not in the matchday squad, meaning Nemia Kenatale starts at scrum-half. Newly called-up wing Timoci Nagusa, the top scorer in the 2015/2016 Top 14 competition in France with four tries in four matches, comes straight in at right wing in place of the injured Waisea Nayacalevu. Captain Akapusi Qera will be the third player to win 50 caps for Fiji, following Nicky Little (71) and Seremaia Bai (50). Qera and hooker Sunia Koto will both play against Wales for a record fifth time, equalling Seremaia Bai's mark. Loosehead prop Campbell Ma'afu was red-carded (after being shown a second yellow) the last time these teams met. Fiji lost that match 17-13 at the Millennium Stadium last November.

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!

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Wales Fiji
  • 2 Tries 1
    • 6' Gareth Davies
    • 31' Scott Baldwin
    • 48' Vereniki Goneva
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 7' Dan Biggar
    • 33' Dan Biggar
    • 49' Ben Volavola
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 20' Dan Biggar
    • 54' Dan Biggar
    • 68' Dan Biggar
    • 13' Ben Volavola
    • 37' Ben Volavola
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Gethin Jenkins
  • Scott Baldwin
  • Tomas Francis
  • Bradley Davies
  • Alun Wyn Jones
  • Dan Lydiate
  • Sam Warburton
  • Taulupe Faletau
  • Gareth Davies
  • Dan Biggar
  • George North
  • Jamie Roberts
  • Tyler Morgan
  • Alex Cuthbert
  • Matthew Morgan
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Campese Ma'afu
  • Sunia Koto
  • Manasa Saulo
  • Tevita Cavubati
  • Leone Nakarawa
  • Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  • Akapusi Qera
  • Netani Talei
  • Nemia Kenatale
  • Ben Volavola
  • Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  • Levani Botia
  • Vereniki Goneva
  • Timoci Nagusa
  • Metuisela Talebula
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Ken Owens
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Samson Lee
  • Luke Charteris
  • Justin Tipuric
  • Lloyd Williams
  • Rhys Priestland
  • James Hook
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Viliame Veikoso
  • Peni Ravai
  • Leroy Atalifo
  • Nemia Soqeta
  • Malakai Ravulo
  • Henry Seniloli
  • Josh Matavesi
  • Kini Murimurivalu

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