Sunday, September 30, 2007
A global audience of millions witnessed one of the most spectacular games of World Cup rugby on saturday as Wales and Fiji met in the all important Pool B decider in Nantes.
Fiji got off to a flying start, leading 25-3 at one stage with everything going right for them. They controlled play beautifully and then let loose with their devastating backs, Sevens star Vilimoni Delasau having a particularly good game.
Wales came back though, and when Martyn Williams scored an intercept try it looked as if it were over for Fiji.
The Fijians kept fighting though, and with four minutes left they snuck a try that gave them the belief they needed. Flyhalf Nicky Little, who sadly seriously injured his leg shortly before full time, converted the try with a vital kick that insured the Welsh wouldn't be able to slot a dropkick or penalty to win it.
This classic ended with the south sea islanders in front and meant that for the first time sing 1987, Fiji will be in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. It also meant that Wales will be going home, with their coach subsequently having been sacked.
Final Score: 38 - 34 to Fiji
Music: Quarashi - Stick 'Em Up