HIGHLIGHTS: Australia vs Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019

HIGHLIGHTS: Australia vs Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019

Australia avoided an upset with a 39-21 win over Fiji in the opening round of the Rugby World Cup. Fiji got off to a dream start, kicking an early penalty and scoring a try shortly after for an 8-0 lead. The Wallabies hit back with their first try to reduce the deficit to a single point. Fiji kept the scoreboard ticking over, slotting two penalties to lead 14-7. Australia would have the final say of the first half, with their second try seeing them trail 14-12 at the break. Fiji started the second half as they did the first, with an early try extending their advantage to 21-12. Australia pulled three points back with a penalty before crossing for their third try to trail by just a single point. Fiji then picked up a yellow card with 20 minutes to play, with Australia capitalizing on their numerical advantage to score two tries to hit the front 32-21. Australia would put the final nail in the coffin, going over for a sixth try to seal a hard fought victory.
 

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