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Portugal alert: Wales defeats Fiji in World Cup in unexpected upset – Rugby

Portugal alert: Wales defeats Fiji in World Cup in unexpected upset – Rugby

Wales, along with Australia, tops Group Three. Wolves debut on the 16th

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This Sunday, Wales defeated Fiji 32-26 in the first round of Rugby World Cup Group C and, like Portugal, added an attacking bonus point despite ending up struggling.

In Bordeaux, everything seemed to be resolved in the 67th minute, when Dan Biggar scored the third goal out of four Welsh attempts, scored by Josh Adams (07), George North (29), Louis Rees-Zammit (48) and Elito De (66). . The score is 32-14.

Fiji, which had already crossed the goal line through Waisi Nyakalifu (13th) and Lekema Tajitajivalu (17th), was at least three attempts and two changes away, but they managed two more touches on goal, through Josua Tuisova (73rd) and Misaki Duji (78th). ), the first of which has been converted, to re-enter the discussion of the result.

The Welsh ended up being rescued by Simi Radrada’s forehand on the match ball and they celebrated an attacking bonus point for the four tries scored, earning themselves a lead in Group C on five points level with Australia.

Before that, South Africa confirmed its advantage over Scotland, in the second group, and won 18-3, in Marseille, with two attempts from Du Toit (47) and Kurt Lee Arendse (50), and Faf de Klerk converted the second, in addition to two penalty kicks from Manny Lebouk.

Thus, the Springboks conclude the first round of Group B with a one-point lead over Ireland, which “crushed” Romania on Saturday 82-8 and added an offensive bonus.

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In Group D, Japan beat Chile 42-12, in South America’s first World Cup match in which they scored two tries, through Rodrigo Fernandez (06) and Alfonso Escobar (48) and were the first to cross the goal line. Goal.

But in the end, the greater experience of the Japanese prevailed, as they added six tries and the attacking bonus to lead the group, at the end of the first round, one point ahead of England.

The Rugby World Cup will continue until October 28 in France, and will witness the participation of the Portuguese national team for the second time in its history.

Portugal faces Wales (September 16), Georgia (September 23), Australia (October 1) and Fiji (October 8).

By Lusa


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