Ruthless Aussies Beat Fiji

IT may have been cold and wet but Australia and Fiji served up a World Cup treat to warm the packed crowd at Langtree Park.

The Kangaroos eased to a 34-2 victory, but for 20 minutes the Bati threw everything at them.

Fiji began the first half well peppering the Aussie line and eventually grabbing the lead through a Alipate Noilea penalty.

But once the Aussies got a foothold in the match through Josh Papalii, on his debut, they never looked back.

Further tries from Darius Boyd, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Daly Cherry-Evans and Luke Lewis underlined their dominance.

Fiji kept at it though and Civoniceva almost grabbed a consolation at the end – but it was wiped off by the video referee much to the dismay of the 14,137 crowd.


Tries: Papalii, Boyd, Jennings, J Morris, Cherry-Evans, Lewis
Goals: Thurston 5


Goals: Noile



Inglis; Hayne, J. Morris, Jennings, Boyd; Thurston, Cherry-Evans; Scott, Smith, Tamou, Lewis, Papalii, Myles.

Subs: Cordner, Farah, Fifita, Gallen.


K. Naiqama; Koroibete, Waqa, D. Millard, Uate; Noilea, Groom, A; Sims, Storer, Civoniceva, T. Sims, Bukuya, K. Sims.

Subs: Koroisau, Vunakece, Evans, Roqica.

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