Two goals for Flying Fijians
September 27, 2015 6:58 pm
Wales upset win over England at the Rugby World Cup may have put a further dent in the Flying Fijians quest for a quarter-final spot.
However, coach John McKee knows that there is also a secondary goal the team needs to achieve with games against Wales and Uruguay remaining.
“Certainly for us, that’s important; it would be great to get to the quarterfinals but third place is also something that is at stake as well.”
Should Fiji fail to make the top three, there will be another difficult task of playing in the qualifiers for the 2019 tournament.
McKee has also confirmed there is likely to be changes made to the team to meet Wales on Friday.
Fiji will take on Wales at 3.45am on Friday while France plays Canada at 7am and you can watch these matches live on FBC TV.
And for all of Fiji’s match commentaries, tune in to Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.
Meanwhile, Fiji-born Wallabies pair, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani scored a try each as the Wallabies ran in 11 tries to hammer Uruguay 65-3 and lead pool A ahead of their crunch encounter with Wales and England.
Speight featured at outside centre in the match and constantly broke the line of defence while Kuridrani, came off the bench in the second half, to score the last try.
The two-time champions scored five tries before half time to secure a bonus point.
Australia and Wales are now leveled with 9 points each at the top of Pool A followed by England on 6 while Fiji and Uruguay have yet to register a point.
In other matches this morning, Scotland turned around a first half deficit to secure a 39 – 16 bonus point victory against a physical USA side while Ireland continued their impressive performance, beating Romania 44 – 10.
Meanwhile, the third round of pool matches starts on Wednesday with Tonga taking on Namibia at 3.45am.