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  1. Wales reach quarters in style

    Wales reach quarters in style

    Wales ran in nine tries to beat a lacklustre Fiji 66-0 in Hamilton and ease into the World Cup quarter-finals. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Wales
    • Fiji
    • FT There is the full whistle and Wales head through to the quarter-finals, probably against Ireland, on the back of a very, very strong performance
    • 80+1' CONVERSION WALES! 66-0! Stephen Jones ensures Wales maintain their 100 per cent kicking record in this match
    • 80' TRY WALES! 64-0! Jonathan Davies picks up the ball from the back of the ruck, throws the dummy pass, ducks under a tackle and dives over the line to get his name on the scoresheet!
    • 77' Tagicakibau comes so close to getting Fiji off the mark but Wales's defence is still standing firm and Fiji lose the ball forward in the end
    • 75' CONVERSION WALES! 59-0! Wales have swapped one metronomic kicker for a second as Jones continues Wales's 100 per cent kicking record in this match, adding the conversion with ease
    • 74' TRY WALES! 57-0! Lloyd Williams picks up the ball from the back of the scrum and runs through a gaping hole in the Fijian defence. Tagicakibau couldn't afford to come off his wing because Wales had numbers over but that left the gap
    • 71' George North is ridiculously strong as he takes theh ball through Fiji and to within 10m of the line ... Wales looking for yet another try
    • 69' CONVERSION WALES! 52-0! Stephen Jones adds another conversion just before the clock turns over to 70 minutes to show 10 minutes remaining
    • 68' TRY WALES! 50-0! It's a straight footrace between Vulivuli and Leigh Halfpenny. Vulivuli gets a little unlucky with the bounce and slips as Halfpenny picks up to run away unchallenged for the try
    • 68' Leone Nakarawa finds Seremaia Bai with a lovely pass as Fiji continue to seek their first points of the day. Bai spills though and Gethin Jenkins boots upfield ...
    • 66' Jamie Roberts has taken a heavy hit to the right shoulder. It looks like its just a stinger but Warren Gatland is not messing around and hauls him off immediately, bring on Jonathan Davies in his place
    • 64' Wales infringe at the engagement in the scrum and Fiji take the ball to within 10m of the line before Wales turn the ball over and clear through Stephen Jones
    • 63' Another pass slips through Fijian hands on the Welsh 22. It isn't knocked on though and they retain possession after Scott Williams missed his attempted toe-poke upfield. Fiji quickly do knock on in the next tackle and it'll be a Welsh scrum
    • 61' CONVERSION WALES! 45-0! Stephen Jones has no time to settle into the match as he is called into action to convert Burns try, but he doesn't need it either and fires the ball in between the posts from the left wing
    • 61' TRY WALES! 43-0! A great move from Lloyd Burns as he picks up the ball up from the front of the line out and drives through Rupeni Nasiga and over the line
    • 61' That kick will be Priestland's last as he goes off to be replaced by Stephen Jones
    • 60' Priestland puts an impressive kick upfield, Keresoni collects but skids into touch as he does so and Wales will have an attacking throw five metres from the Fijian line ...
    • 58' Little breaks through before Ravai Susau Fatiaki knocks on in the tackle. But Fiji were playing advantage and they will come back for the penalty ... Fiji kick for the lineout and drive ... it's a poor lineout from Fiji though and Warburton sprints round the back and dives on the loose ball ...
    • 54' Halfpenny puts in a huge hit on Gaby Lovobalavu before bouncing back up. Lovo stays down and there is blood pouring out of his head. Wayne Barnes waves play on though
    • 52' CONVERSION WALES! 38-0! Another successful kick from Priestland further extends Wales's already healthy lead
    • 52' TRY WALES! 36-0! Jamie Roberts gets his second. Priestland finds North with the inside pass. North goes out wide to Priestland, despite possibly being able to go himself. Priestland gives it back to North, who could again go himself, but he offloads to Roberts, who dives over unchallenged
    • 50' Fiji are in real trouble on the right hand side as Wales look to break but Jamie Roberts slips and Charteris is penalised for joining the ruck incorrectly ...
    • 48' Fiji break down to the Welsh 22 through Keresoni and then earn themselves a scrum when Priestland is caught offside ... Sakiusa Matadigo slips into a tackle five metres short after the scrum ... and Wales turn the ball over
    • 44' Wales get within five metres of the line through Roberts and Scott Williams but Fiji get a defensive scrum when Roberts is penalised for not releasing
    • 42' Lewaravu is penalised for not rolling away from the tackle as Wales earn a scrum on the halfway line
    • 42' Nicky Little gets the second half underway for Fiji ...
    • - Alun Wyn Jones has come on in favour of Bradley Davies for Wales while Mala Ravulo replaces Sunia Koto for Fiji in the interval
    • HT Wales jog in for the interval happy in the knowedge that they are now definitely through to the quarter-finals, that bonus point-winning fourth try securing their berth
    • 40' CONVERSION WALES! 31-0! Prietsland lands another comfortable conversion as he continues to kick with pinpoint accuracy. And that will be the last kick of the half
    • 39' TRY WALES! 29-0! The ball doesn't go quite where it should in the lineout but George North goes looking for it and collects the loose ball before offloading to skipper Warburton, who runs down the left wing to score Wales's fourth try
    • 38' Sunia Koto lets out a cry of agony as he goes down clutching his knee. He doesn't react well when the medic comes over and sticks his thumbs into the knee either!
    • 36' An early change for Wales as Lloyd Burns comes on for Huw Bennett at hooker
    • 34' CONVERSION WALES! 24-0! Another very successful kick from Priestland who converts his third try and Wales are firmly in control of this clash now, and still with five minutes remaining in this first half
    • 33' TRY WALES! 22-0! Priestland finds Byrne, albeit with a forward pass that Wayne Barnes misses. Byrne finds Faletau, who offloads to North and North steps inside on the angle to run away from Keresoni for Wales' third try of the day.
    • 32' Wales apply the pressure in the scrum before Phillips kicks upfield. Only as far as Keresoni, who returns the kick ...
    • 30' Wales still in possession, albeit inside their own half, as they look to run the ball once again ... but play is stopped for treatment to Bradley Davies as he goes down in the tackle
    • 26' Wales break from their own half again through Lee Byrne ... Scott Williams ... Priestland to Halfpenny ... Adam Jones ... Phillips ... Warburton ... Priestland ... Jones ... Jamie Roberts ... George North spills the ball forward when he tries to collect and the move breaks down
    • 23' Keresoni shows Halfpenny a clean pair of heels on the left wing before putting in a kick up the pitch which unfortunately for him hits Byrne on the knee and goes back behind him
    • 21' PENALTY WALES! 17-0! An easy kick for Priestland right in front of the posts and just inside the 22
    • 20' Leigh Halfpenny collects the re-start before accelerating away low to the ground and winning the penalty when Fiji are penalised for offside. Wales win the line out and look to build another move and Fiji are again penalised for offside. Wayne Barnes warns Sunia Koto that that's two penalties against him ...
    • 19' CONVERSION WALES! 14-0! Priestland is on form with the boot today as he quickly adds the conversion that maximises the score once again
    • 18' TRY WALES! 12-0! Wales were jammed up on the short side but Priestland finds Roberts, who shows delightful hands to offload to Scott Williams. The in and out from Williams on Tagicakibau sees Williams get past him and away for an unchallenged try
    • 15' Great control from Toby Faletau on the back of the scrum initially and then Rupeni Nasiga is penalised for offside on the halfway line allowing Wales to boot upfield ...
    • 13' Nicky Little, possibly playing his last rugby match in a Fijian jersey, pulls his kick to the right of the posts despite being smack out in front. The rain has started to fall in Hamilton now making things a little more tricky for the players
    • 12' Setefano Somoca and Waisea Nailago both have a go at the Welsh line, taking the ball to inside the 22m line. And Samoa get the penalty when Wales are penalised for not rolling away ...
    • 10' Illegal binding from the Fijian front row leaves Wales will a penalty to clear their half. Priestland fails to find touch though and Fiji have possession back
    • 9' Tagicakibau looks to break for Fiji on the right wing after receiving the ball from Keresoni .... he kicks forward before being taken out late. But the tackler was already committedd and, as the ball dribbled over the dead ball line, Wales will have a scrum on the 22
    • 7' CONVERSION WALES! 7-0! An easy opening kick for Priestland as he converts from right in front of the posts and Wales are up by seven already
    • 6' TRY WALES! 5-0! Fiji lose the ball in a lineout, it's a shocking throw from Sunia Koto, and Warburton steals the ball before feeding Jamie Roberts, who steps inside and is easily away for the opening try
    • 6' A good defence from Fiji stops Wales getting any closer than five metres and Fiji earn a penalty when Lee Byrne fails to release the ball
    • 4' Wales break through North but a loose ball just gets away from skipper Sam Warburton, but Rupeni Nasiga is penalised for an early tackle. Warburton looks like he wants his side to kick the points but Priestland decides different and goes for touch instead ...
    • 2' Iliesa Lomani Rakuka Keresoni breaks down the left wing for Fiji before finding Tagicakibau. Tagicakibau tries to find Keresoni again but the pass goes astray in the tackle and Tagicaibau is dragged into touch, shortly followed by the ball
    • 1' Wales get the clash underway as Rhys Priestland kicks off ...
    • - The last clash between these two sides, at the Millennium Stadium earlier this year, these two sides draw 16-16
    • - The referee for today’s match is Wayne Barnes. The Rugby World Cup will mark his career highlight so far, with 32-year-old Barnes having the honour of being the youngest referee at the tournament. For a rundown of the rest of the Englishmann’s career, just click here.
    • - Fiji: 15-Iliesa Lomani Rakuka Keresoni, 14-Albert James Vulivuli, 13-Ravai Susau Fatiaki, 12-Gaby Lovobalavu, 11-Michael Tagicakibau, 10-Nicky Little, 9-Vitori Tomu Buatava, 8-Netani Edward Talei (c), 7-Sakiusa Matadigo, 6-Rupeni Nasiga, 5-Wame Lewaravu, 4-Leone Nakarawa, 3-Setefano Somoca, 2-Sunia Koto, 1-Waisea Nailago./////Replacements: 16-Viliame Veikoso, 17-Campese Ma'afu, 18-Akapusi Qera, 19-Mala Ravulo, 20-Nemia Kenatale, 21-Seremaia Bai, 22-Vereniki Goneva.
    • - Wales: 15-Lee Byrne, 14-George North, 13-Scott Williams, 12-Jamie Roberts, 11-Leigh Halfpenny, 10-Rhys Priestland, 9-Mike Phillips, 8-Toby Faletau, 7-Sam Warburton (captain), 6-Ryan Jones, 5-Luke Charteris, 4-Bradley Davies, 3-Adam Jones, 2-Huw Bennett, 1-Gethin Jenkins /////Replacements: 16-Lloyd Burns, 17-Paul James, 18-Alun Wyn Jones, 19-Andy Powell, 20-Lloyd Williams, 21-Stephen Jones, 22-Jonathan Davies.
    • - Wales coach Warren Gatland has made seven changes for this clash but Shane Williams, who picked up a thigh strain, will not be risked ahead of the quarter-finals. Gatland recalls powerful Scarlets wing George North, with Leigh Halfpenny moving to the left flank, and Scott Williams features at outside centre, accommodating midfield partner Jamie Roberts' midfield return.
    • - Fiji on the other hand have only got out of the group stages once before. For all things Fijian have a look at our team guide. Just click here to access it.
    • - Wales finished third, their best performance to date, when the World Cup was last held in New Zealand back in 1987. For a look at the rest of Wales’ World Cup history, check out the team by team guide. For Wales just click here.
    • - By now you should know all you need to about the 12 different stadia being used in this year’s World Cup but just in case you need to refresh your memory we have put together a stadium-by-stadium guide. Just click here to access it.
    • - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from today’s game as Wales take on Fiji at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton
  • Summary

    Wales versus Fiji
    Roberts 6’, 51’, Williams 17’, North 32’, Warburton 39’, Burns 59’, Halfpenny 68’, Williams 73’, Davies 82’ Tries  
    Priestland 6’, 18’, 34’, 40’, 52’, Jones 60’, 69’, 74’, 83’ Conversions  
    Priestland 22’ Penalties  
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Wales

    Manager: Warren Gatland

    On the Field

    • Jenkins Substitution Out (74′)
    • Bennett Substitution Out (37′)
    • Jones Substitution In (74′) Substitution Out (59′)
    • Davies Substitution Out (41′)
    • Charteris
    • Jones
    • Warburton Try
    • Faletau Substitution Out (55′)
    • Phillips Substitution Out (55′)
    • Priestland Substitution Out (59′)
    • North Try
    • Roberts Tries×2 Substitution Out (65′)
    • Williams Try
    • Halfpenny Try
    • Byrne

    Subs

    • Davies Substitution In (65′) Try
    • Jones Substitution In (59′)
    • James Substitution In (59′)
    • Jones Substitution In (41′)
    • Powell Substitution In (55′)
    • Burns Substitution In (37′) Try
    • Williams Substitution In (55′) Try

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Fiji

    Manager: Sam Domoni

    On the Field

    • Nailago Substitution Out (66′)
    • Koto Substitution Out (41′)
    • Somoca Substitution In (66′) Substitution Out (52′)
    • Nakarawa
    • Lewaravu
    • Nasiga Substitution Out (62′)
    • Matadigo Substitution Out (55′)
    • Talei
    • Buatava
    • Little
    • Tagicakibau Substitution Out (77′)
    • Lovobalavu Substitution Out (55′)
    • Fatiaki
    • Vulivuli Substitution Out (69′)
    • Keresoni

    Subs

    • Bai Substitution In (55′)
    • Qera Substitution In (62′)
    • Goneva Substitution In (69′)
    • Kenatale Substitution In (77′)
    • Veikoso Substitution In (41′)
    • Ravulo Substitution In (55′)
    • Ma'afu Substitution In (52′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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