Rugby Union World Cup 2023: Fiji Upset Australia, England & South Africa Win Matches
Fiji upset Australia in the Rugby Union World Cup 2023 while England and South Africa won their matches.
Fiji kept their Rugby World Cup quarter-final hopes alive with a 22-15 win over Australia in Saint Etienne, their first success against the wallabies in 69 years.
Man-of-the-match Josua Tuisova scored a second-half try and scrum-half Simione Kuruvoli contributed 15 points with the boot as the flying Fijians bounced back from their opening pool c defeat to wales.
England laboured to a 34-12 victory over japan in their second error-strewn World Cup match in nice.
Four tries from Lewis Ludlam, Courtney Lawes, Freddie Steward and Joe Marchant, allied with 14 points from the boot of George Ford, Saw England past a Japan team for whom Rikiya Matsuda slotted over four penalties.
Defending champions South Africa flexed their muscles in merciless style as they ran in 12 tries in a 76-0 demolition of Romania in their Rugby World Cup group B meeting at Bordeaux.
Scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored a first half hat-trick as the springboks secured their offensive bonus point after just 11 minutes.