THE STORIES BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Abu Dhabi

London

New York

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Wales Beat Fiji to Reach World Cup Quarter-Finals

Sport

7Dnews London

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:37 GMT

Wales beat Fiji 29-17 in a thrilling game at the Oita Bank Dome Stadium in Japan on Wednesday October 9th. The victory, which takes them top of Pool D, also ensures them of a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Josh Adams scored a hat-trick to confirm the bonus-point victory. Fiji started the game well and scored two tries in the opening eight minutes, but Wales fought back to level before a late try from Liam Williams secured the victory.

The win came at a cost as Wales saw playmaker Dan Biggar injured after an aerial collision with teammate Williams, and Adams limped off the field with a knock after his third try.

AFP reported that Wales coach Warren Gatland was happy with the result and added that the team's medics would try and do all they can to get both Adams and Williams fit for the quarter-finals.

"I think the medics are going to be working pretty hard in the next 24/48 hours. But pleasing to get that bonus-point win," Gatland said.

The victory keeps up the Six Nations champions winning streak. They next play Uruguay on October 13th.

On the other hand, Fiji's chances of a quarter-final spot are over, but they will be hoping to at least finish third in Pool D order to automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup.


Asia Europe