Rugby World Cup: Historic feat, a curse is broken

This is certainly the most endearing team of this Rugby World Cup. Buoyed by quite impressive popular enthusiasm, Fiji achieved the feat on Sunday at Geoffroy-Guichard by knocking out Australia (15-22). A historic victory for the Fijians who end a series of 18 matches without a victory against the Wallabies.

This is the first exploit of this Rugby World Cup 2023. Not far from bringing down the Wales last week (32-26), the Fiji imposed themselves against Australia this Sunday (15-22). “ It was a good game from us, we had control of the ball and controlled what we wanted. We could perhaps have played a few more balls but we had the essentials: a good conquest, a good defense, and the hinge controlled the strategy well. Today, there was no question of history. It was about winning to continue to hope in this tournament. Later we will realize what we have done but if we work well, there is no reason why we should not get the results we deserve. », Confided Simon Raiwalui after the meeting. And if the Fijians coach prefers to omit the historic part of this match, his players nevertheless won a match that will go down in history.

First victory since 1954 against Australia!

THE Fiji achieved something great on Sunday at Geoffroy-Guichard. In fact, the Islanders had no longer beaten Australia since 1954. A long wait of 69 years in which the two teams had faced each other on 19 occasions for 18 successes of the Wallabies and 1 draw. Obviously, this Fijian team is enjoying making history in recent weeks.

A first victory against England

THE Flying Fijians wrote one of the most beautiful pages in their history in August. On August 26, the Fiji had in fact brought down England (30-22) for the first time in their history, all at Twickenham, in the den of rugby. Next meeting for them in this World on Saturday September 30 opposite the Georgia. They are in a good position to qualify for the quarter-finals, something that has not happened to them since 2007, in a world Cup which was already being disputed in France and where they had lost in the pools against Australia. Like what…

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