- Pool C: Australia 15-22 Fiji
- Fiji’s first win over Wallabies since 1954
Fortunes change as quickly as the wind at the Rugby World Cup. Fiji, who needed to beat Australia to have a chance of making the quarter‑finals, did exactly that, 22-15, and now face the easiest route through Pool C to the knockout rounds. They have a week off, then back-to-back matches against Georgia and Portugal.
Australia, on the other hand, face what their head coach, Eddie Jones, had called a “do-or-die” game of their own, against Wales in Lyon on Sunday. And as Jones said himself, they will need to improve if they are going to get through it.
Written by Andy Bull at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/sep/17/australia-fiji-rugby-world-cup-match-report under the title “Simione Kuruvoli inspires Fiji to landmark World Cup win over Australia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.