Rugby World Cup 2019: Live updates - Wales v Fiji

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Wales 29 - 17 Fiji

Full time. Wales survive a scare. 

80min - A double knock on, Fiji first and that will be their last attack. 

76min - Fiji continue to throw the ball around, but cant seem to break the defence open.

72min - Another penalty goes against Fiji at the breakdown. 

69min - TRY - Wales, that could be it for Wales, Liam Williams does really well to break the open defence and the fullback scores. That's the bonus-point try, kick is good. Wales 29 - 17 Fiji

67min - Great play again from Fiji, Volavola puts a chip in behind and a bounce helps Fiji but it's knocked on. 

66min - Volavola knocks the ball on and Wales clear. 

65min  - Massive run from Josua Tuisova who makes some good metres for Fiji, they work the ball left and are 15m out. 

64min - A knock on called against Wales, Fiji will have the scrum. 

61min - TRY - Wales, great work from Jonathan Davies, he slices through the defence and beats another defender before finding the offload to Adams who has a hat-trick. Kick hits the post. Wales 22 - 17 Fiji

59min - Fiji are off on another charging run but are pinged at the breakdown and Wales will work the ball up field. 

58min - It's good! Wales 17 - 17 Fiji.

57min - Offside against Fiji and they will kick for the three. 

Biggar is up and runs off the field, no chance he returns 

56min - Wales are playing from behind here, Davies makes a break but knocks the ball on, Biggar gets knocked out, it's not pretty a big clash with his fullback. 

54min - TRY - Fiji, off the lineout drive, it's a penalty try! 

53min - Massive moment of the game here, James Davies is sent to the bin for not rolling away! Fiji win the penalty and kick for the corner. 

52min - Radradra looking most likely as the player to break open the Walsh defence. 

48min - Massive turnover from Wales and they clear - the next team to score is a huge momentum shift. 

48min - Fiji lineout 5m out. 

44min - Radradra makes a break and finds a lovely offload, there are just 30m out from the tryline. 

43min - Knock on comes from Fiji, Wales scrum feed. 

42min - Fiji stop the Walsh attack and win a penalty at the breakdown.

41min - Back underway for the second half. 


40min - Adams was away and looking to score his third! But he is ankle tapped out, Fiji lineout. 

39min - Parkes has a knock on after making a 60m run, Fiji kick to clear. 

37min - Forward pass from Fiji after spending a good few minutes in Wales' 22. Wales scrum. 

34min - Penalty won from Fiji and they finally have some more ball, they kick for the corner. 

31min - TRY - Wales, finally, Wales breakthrough to score, they move left and Adams has a double. Kick is good. Wales 14 - 10 Fiji.

29min - Another yellow card against Fiji, Semi Kunatani will spend 10 minutes in the bin, offside is the call. 

28min - Another penalty won by Wales, they're setting up shop in the Fiijan 22. 

27min - Off the scrum and Wales go blind side, Adams goes close but is tackled out. 

26min - Another penalty won by Wales, offside.

24min - Advantage won by Wales and they take the scrum. 

Volavola is okay now

24min - Fiji knock the ball out and Wales win the lineout, Volavola is down injured.  

21min - Forward pass called against Wales, they look much better with ball in hand now, growing into this game. 

18min - TRY - Wales, outstanding from Biggar, he uses the cross field kick and Josh Adams gets Wales on the board. Kick is good. Wales 7 - 10 Fiji.

17min - TMO is called again, shoulder charge at the breakdown and it will be Tevita Cavubati who goes to the bin, both sides down to 14.  

16min - Penalty won from Wales, gives them a chance to settle down a little, they look woeful at the mo, credit to Fiji on defence. 

15min - Silly from Davies as he runs blind side and is tackled out...

14min - Knock on at the lineout from Fiji and Wales have a scrum feed. 

12min - Dusty from Wales, Parkes throws a pass but it's too far ahead of Adams, Fiji lineout. 

9min - TRY - Fiji, they work the ball right and Semi Radradra throws a perfect pass to Kini Murimurivalu who beats one and scores. Kick is wide. Wales 0 - 10 Fiji. 

8min - Fiji kick to the corner. 

8min - They also go upstairs for a potential foul play, Owens goes into the tackle and flips Viliame Mata over his shoulder, penalty is called, and a yellow card. Fiji win the penalty. Ken Owens goes to the bin. 

8min - Fiji score again, but they go upstairs to a Radradra pass which is clearly forward. 

7min - Fiji with the ball again, they finally kick, Wales do too. 

6min - Fiji playing with some nice flair once again, Volavola with a nice dummy but they lose the ball, Wales score but it's pulled back because of a knock on. 

4min - TRY! Fiji, off the scrum, they go left to Josua Tuisova who beats two defenders and finishes outstandingly! WOW, what a try, great strength and a the perfect start for Fiji, kick is wide. Wales 0 - 5 Fiji.

2min - Offside called against Wales and Fiji will take the scrum 5m out. 

1min - Great break from Fiji early on as Wales slip off a tackle, they throw another pass and it goes out, Wales lineout. 

1min - Kickoff here in Oita now! We are underway. 

10:43pm - The national anthems are over, just moments away now!

10:41pm - Anthems are on now, not far from kickoff! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup match between Wales and Fiji from Oita. 

Pre-match chat: Wales primed for potential banana skin against Fiji

Recharged and refreshed from a long break between Rugby World Cup games, Wales' forwards have never been more ready for battle as they gear up for their group match against Fiji, according to assistant coach Robin McBryde.

Wales have not been in action since edging Australia in the heavyweight Pool D clash on September 29 and bring a clean bill of health into Wednesday's match at Oita Stadium as they look to sew up a quarter-final berth.

"We're in a good place, obviously a 10-day break, so we've been able to get recharged," forwards coach McBryde told reporters at the captain's run on Tuesday.

"From a forwards point of view, we're in a better shape than we ever have been, really.

"Everyone's fit and well, 18 players, ready to go. We've benefited from these days off and are ready for the final push in these big two games."

Victory over Fiji would guarantee a quarter-final spot, while another win against emerging rugby nation Uruguay in their final pool game on October 13 would ensure they finish top of the group, securing what should be a kinder route through the quarters.

Warren Gatland's side are not taking the Fijians lightly, however, and have made only two back row changes from the starting XV that fended off the Wallabies 29-25.

Loose forward Ross Moriarty has been promoted from the bench and will start at No.8, while James Davies makes his World Cup debut at openside flanker in place of the rested Justin Tipuric.

Wales beat Fiji 23-13 in a pool clash four years ago in the World Cup in England but their defence was often shredded by the fast Fijian backs.

Moriarty missed that pool game but was part of the Gloucester side that mounted a terrific comeback from 18-0 down to beat a touring Fiji team 31-29 in 2012.

"I was fortunate to play for Gloucester ... against Fiji when I was about 18 which was a bit of an eye-opener," the 25-year-old said.

"Being on this stage now is bigger. I'm just excited to get on the pitch and show everyone what I can do."