Watch: Fiji Sign Off With 9-Try Thriller With Uruguay


Fiji ended an encouraging World Cup campaign with a seven-try win over Pool A minnows Uruguay in Milton Keynes.

Nemia Kenatale and Leone Nakarawa, plus two penalty tries, helped the Pacific Islanders lead 26-10 at half-time, earning a bonus point before the break.

Uruguay had not scored a World Cup try since 2003, but Carlos Arboleya and Agustin Ormaechea crossed in each half.

Fiji eased away in the final quarter with three more tries, as Uruguay were reduced to 14 men as Ormaechea saw red.

Uruguay now travel to Manchester for their final pool match on Saturday against hosts England, who have also already been eliminated from the tournament.


Scrum-half Ormaechea will miss Uruguay’s final match against England on Saturday after becoming the first player to be sent off at the 2015 World Cup.

The 24-year-old was sin-binned for an illegal tackle leading to Fiji’s first penalty try, then received a red card for reacting angrily to Cavubati’s score.

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