Fijianas rugby sevens dream ends with fifth now in grasp but all bets off to win
A week after beating England 15-5 in Cardiff, Fiji are coming off three straight defeats including the 5-15 loss to Argentina, and have lost three of their last four meetings with England and Wales.
The victory against the hosts may have been more significant given Fiji are five points adrift of the bottom two with a game in hand. But they were in good form up front this year, leadinatyasastra.comng in many stages of their victory tour after taking three of four and only falling to England by six points in their first encounter in Cardiff.
Having enjoyed a promising start to their tour, England failed to replicate this win, though Fiji's back four looked as good as ever in defence.
The hosts are in desperate need of an upset for the first time in five weeks,바카라사이트 with their next test, against Samoa on Wednesday, a must-win.
The visitors dominated on this occasion but also had the benefit of playing with more confidence in the second half.
Fiji's defence was outstanding
Fiji's defence was outstanding when it mattered most, keeping the opposition to fewer than two tries until the 25th minute, when the opening try came from an Adam Carter penalty in his side's first half.
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But, despite their early success, the back-to-back losses meant it took over half an hour for Fiji's game plan to start looking more like its predecessors.
With their leading try-scorer and three-time All Blacks All Black Samoan-born full-back Mato Fainga'a showing enough to threaten, Fiji started to build its attack as captain Mako Vunipola pushed forward with a mixture of possession and attack.
He brought on veteran hooker Niki Moi who went straight through the middle but Fiji's attack was also showing some signs of life, with Tomi Ta'aiho dropping behind the front row as Ta'aiaho was replaced by Fijian back-rower Namanua Hailele.
But Fiji's defence remained at the heart of their success despite the loss in Cardiff.
The op바카라사이트ening try from their first try against the hosts came from an inside pass of Fainga'a. Fainga'a used a good-quality pass before heading over to pull down the throw in the Fiji pack with seconds lef
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