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Flying Fijians were in full flight against Georgia

A rampant Flying Fijians bounced back in style thumping Georgia 45-10 in their third Pool D match at Hanazono Stadium in Osaka this evening.

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 spell.

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 minute.

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 minutes later.

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 us.”

“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.

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