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Sport Wales come through Fiji scare to reach quarter-finals

15:26  09 october  2019
15:26  09 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Teenage kicks for Wallabies in 'grand final' with Uruguay

  Teenage kicks for Wallabies in 'grand final' with Uruguay Nineteen-year-old Jordan Petaia will hope to make an immediate impact for Australia when he makes his long-awaited debut in a "grand final" against Uruguay at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday. The hulking teenager, named on the left wing, has twice seen his international debut delayed by injury but he will finally get his chance as Australia look to bounce back from their defeat by Wales and move towards the quarter-finals.

Wales battled back from 10-0 down to claim a bonus-point win over Fiji , though injuries could be a concern for Warren 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

Olympique Lyon survived a scare to advance to the UEFA Europa League quarter - finals with a 5-3 Remi Garde's men came into the match with a 4-1 advantage from the first leg and the tie looked to Tecl hit the post with his spot-kick, however, and it finished 2-1 on the night with Lyon moving through .

Winger Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales prevailed 29-17 in an often chaotic but utterly compelling Pool D clash against Fiji on Wednesday to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

In a helter-skelter contest that recalled the famous Fijian upset in Nantes that bundled the Welsh out of the 2007 World Cup, the Pacific Islanders led 10-0 after nine minutes and again after a penalty try in the 54th minute.

a group of football players on a field: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool D - Wales v Fiji © Reuters/PETER CZIBORRA Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool D - Wales v Fiji

Adams's first two scores gave the Six Nations champions a 14-10 lead at halftime and his third, a brilliant flying finish in the left corner, put them back in front before a 69th minute Liam Williams try ultimately sealed the bonus point victory.

a group of people playing football on a field: Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool D - Wales v Fiji © Reuters/EDGAR SU Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool D - Wales v Fiji

The Fijians, upset by Uruguay earlier in the tournament but inspired by standout winger Semi Radrada, kept running the ball until the final whistle but they now bow out of World Cup in the pool stage for the third successive edition. 

'I had a hole in my back where the muscle had just stopped working' .
Jake Ball is playing a key role for Wales at the World Cup after overcoming an injury list which includes a biceps rupture, concussion and torn toe ligaments.The Scarlets forward can painfully recall having a “hole” in his back where a muscle had stopped working due to nerve damage after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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