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Sport Uruguay beat Fiji in one of Rugby World Cup's all-time shock results

11:22  25 september  2019
11:22  25 september  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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There has never been a World Cup match like the one they played in Kamaishi this bright, blue, Wednesday afternoon, when it felt like every single one of the They got a game worth watching, too, the first upset of the World Cup , as Uruguay beat Fiji 30-27, despite being nine-places below them

Juan Manuel Cat of Uruguay is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his side's third try © Ken Ishii/Getty Images Juan Manuel Cat of Uruguay is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his side's third try

Fiji have been beaten by Uruguay in one of the biggest shocks in the history of the World Cup.

And it means Wales are almost certain to qualify for the quarter-finals if they can beat Australia in Pool D on Sunday.

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Fiji paid the price for picking a much-changed team and their first half complacency as they went down 30-27 at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium.

Only Japan's 34-22 triumph over South Africa four years ago in Brighton and Western Samoa's 16-13 defeat of Wales in Cardiff in 1991 are bigger shocks.

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The All Blacks are once again the number one side in the World Rugby Men' s Rankings after battling past South Africa in their Pool B opener at Rugby TOKYO, 23 Sep - Fiji coach John McKee (NZL) has named his team for the Pool D match against Uruguay at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

They play Fiji in their opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Tokyo on Wednesday. Five Uruguayans rank in the top 20 most-capped international players since the last World Cup . Uruguay play in a similar way to the All Blacks. They have a fly-half who they use most of the time

Uruguay led 24-12 at the end of the first half and showed great character to fend off a Fiji comeback and be deserved victors.

Santiago Arata, Manuel Diana and Juan Manuel Cat got Uruguay's tries with outside-half Felipe Berchesi converting all three and kicking three penalties for a 15-point haul.

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Fiji's tries came from Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Api Ratuniyarawa and Niko Matawalu to claim a losing bonus point.

It means Fiji are four points behind Australia and leaders Wales in Pool D.

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