A rampant Flying Fijians bounced back in style thumping
Georgia 45-10 in their third Pool D match at Hanazono Stadium in Osaka this
Fiji started the match on a slow pace and their opponents
proved dangerous at a few areas in the game.
Waisea Nayacalevu opened the score board after a chip pass
and quick hand from Semi Radradra as Fiji led 7-nil.
Georgia only responded through a penalty kick. Flying
Fijians rest 7-3 at the breather.
The Flying Fijians looked more dangerous in the second
Frank Lomani scored his first Rugby World Cup try in the 45th
minute followed by Josua Tuisova who dived in for Fiji’s third try in the 49th
The Georgians pulled one back but then Fiji continued with
their scoring momentum.
Semi Radradra who was involved in nearly all the tries,
finally ran for his first try as Fiji sealed a bonus point.
In the 68th minute Rugby World Cup debutant Semi
Kunatani dived in for his first try before Api Ratuniyarawa got another try two
Radradra then powered over for his double in the 75th
minute before Fiji sealed the win with a heavy 45-10 score.
Flying Fijians Coach John McKee said Fiji struggled for the
first 50 minutes but was pleasing to end on a high note.
“It was great to see the players scoring tries and showing
the talents to the world.”
Skipper Dominiko Waqaniburotu thanked his players for the
gallant effort put in the match.
“Georgia has one of the best scrums in the world and we knew
they were going to be physical in the set piece and that was the challenge for
“I want to thank the players for keeping their head up and
staying in the fight until the final whistle” said Waqaniburotu.
Semi Radradra was awarded the player of the match trophy.
Radradra said it was a great team work against Georgia.
“We had a plan for these match and Im happy everyone
followed it” he said.
Fiji faces Wales in its final pool match next Wednesday.