Warburton couldn't remember Fiji try

2015-10-02 12:26
Sam Warburton (Gallo Images)

Cardiff - Wales captain Sam Warburton was so exhausted after his side's 23-13 victory over Fiji at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday that he could not remember the superb try the Pacific Islanders conjured up in the second half.

Centre Vereniki Goneva finished off a flowing 60-metre passing move to bring Fiji to within four points of the Welsh and Warburton was asked for his thoughts about it.

"I don't remember their try really," he told a news conference.

"You'll have to remind me what happened please."

That Warburton could simply not recall an incident that happened around 30 minutes previously was down to sheer fatigue after Wales had to face Fiji five days after their epic win over England.

"It was extremely tough," Warburton said. "We were shattered after the England game. I felt knackered in the first half and I thought (coach) Warren (Gatland) was going to take me off as I was running too slowly."

Although Wales failed to earn a bonus-point, Warburton said that was not a major issue.

"It is disrespectful to Fiji to talk about a bonus-point," he said.

"After the turn-around we had and because we knew Fiji are a completely different team now.

"Credit to Fiji they made it very difficult for us, breaking the line and forcing us to make a lot of tackles."

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