Fiji out to end RWC losing streak
September 23, 2015 12:58 am
History favors Australia ahead of their Rugby World Cup match against the Vodafone Flying Fijians tomorrow morning in Wales.
The two teams have met 19 times in Test matches, with the Wallabies having won 16, Fiji two and there has been one drawn match.
Australia has won its last 12 meetings and are perfect against Fiji for more than 54 years after negotiating a 3-all draw in Melbourne on 1 July 1961, while Fiji’s last victory over Australia came on 26 June 1954, when they triumphed 18-16 in Sydney.
Their most recent encounter dates back to 2010, when the Wallabies emerged victorious 49-3 in Canberra, and they met once at the World Cup, which was in 2007, the Wallabies won 55-12.
Fiji, which lost 35-11 to England on Saturday, has now lost four successive RWC matches, against South Africa, Samoa and Wales in 2011 and against England in 2015.
The four-match losing streak is Fiji’s second longest in RWC history.
Between 1987 and 1991, they lost six games in a row.
Against England, Fiji converted only two of their six kicks, missing their only conversion attempt and hitting two penalty goals from five attempts.
The Flying Fijians will clash with the Wallabies at 3:45am tomorrow at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
You can watch the World Cup live on FBC TV and a live radio commentary of Fiji’s games will air on Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.