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Tier Two nations closing gap on big guns-World Rugby

September 21, 2015 4:05 am

The performance of tier two nations is taking precedence for World Rugby as the World cup continues in the United Kingdom.

And with Japan’s shocking win over South Africa, World Rugby remains hopeful more Tier Two nation’s show that the gap between teams is closing.

The showing by the likes Japan and to some extent Fiji and Georgia, has got the World Rugby licking its lips that its plans are bearing fruits.

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World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper says performances such as this is giving the game’s controlling body more reason to ensure its 2015 Rugby World Cup goal is achieved.

“We are trying to close that performance gap between Tier 1’s and Tier 2’s and we put in place the best platform for our Tier 2 unions. Of course beyond all the record breaking, we hope that England 2015 will be a game changer for the sport. It really has to be a tournament that inspires and converts. That’s the goal of Rugby World Cup. The tournament where rugby welcomes the World to try, play and to stay in rugby.”

So with all the attention of the rugby world on United Kingdom, it’s time for tier two nations to get more of their voices heard.

And this can only be done if these nations continue to perform above their weight at this tournament.

Meanwhile the Vodafone Flying Fijians meet Australia at 3:45am on Thursday at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

You can watch all the World Cup matches live on FBC TV and radio commentaries of Fiji’s games will air on Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.

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