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Our Rugby World Cup Is Over, THE END!!

The early jolt to our RWC campaign was the least we expected as the Fiji Airways Flying failed to show and play in an embarrassing fashion going down 27-30 to Uruguay.
26 Sep 2019 11:29
Our Rugby World Cup Is Over, THE END!!
Rugby fans enjoying the entertainment at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2019. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

Our 2019 Rugby World Cup hopes came to a crushing end at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Japan yesterday.

The early jolt to our RWC campaign was the least we expected as the Fiji Airways Flying failed to show and play in an embarrassing fashion going down 27-30 to Uruguay.

Four years ago we beat the Los Teros 47-15 in pool play at Milton Keynes, England, but yesterday they turned the table not because they were a better team, but simply because the Flying Fijians failed to turn up to play. We were expecting to win by a big margin, but alarm bells started ringing when the Los Teros raced to a 24-12 lead at halftime.

This was simply because we were one-dimensional in our play and there was no shape in our attack and defence.

Our players tried to overdo things and ended up coming up second best.

We were off the pace from the start and we failed to turn things around even though we enjoyed some possession. We made a lot of blunders, raking in  19 handling errors.

Losing twice in a row, our men need to do what’s expected of them against Georgia and Wales.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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