Wales survive major Fiji scare as Josh Adams hat-trick seals top spot

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• Wales trail 10-0 early on but battle back for bonus-point win
• Adams scores three tries but injuries a concern for Gatland

Wales will top their group and avoid the route to the final that includes New Zealand but after a smooth start to the tournament they were left shaken, stirred and splattered by a Fiji side that for an hour here and for long periods against Australia showed they are a match for the best. They may have secured five points and recovered from 10 points down, but overall this was a setback for them.

Wales, who face Uruguay in their final pool game on Sunday, had had a 10-day break, spending the first part of it in a resort on a freshwater lake. They started here, on a night when humidity was not a factor, as if they were still enjoying happy hour, 10 points down after nine minutes and well off a game that had been so synchronised in the opening two rounds.

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Written by Paul Rees at the Oita Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/09/wales-fiji-rugby-world-cup-match-report under the title “Wales survive major Fiji scare as Josh Adams hat-trick seals top spot”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.