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One scenario that could take Fiji to the RWC quarterfinals

One scenario that could take Fiji to the RWC quarterfinals

By Semi Turaga
Friday 04/10/2019

The unexpected will now have to happen for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians to reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

This is one of the scenarios for that to happen - Australia will have to lose tomorrow to Uruguay without a bonus point and Fiji will need to claim a bonus point win over Wales next Wednesday. 

If the Wallabies lose to Uruguay without a bonus point tomorrow they do not get any points and remain in third place with 6 points in Pool D. Fiji is currently second in Pool D with 7 points. 

Based on this, the Flying Fijians will have a high chance of finishing second in Pool D with 12 points if they beat Wales with a bonus point next Wednesday. 

In this scenario, Fiji will still finish second in Pool D even if Australia beats Georgia with a bonus point because the Wallabies will only finish with 11 points while Fiji will finish with 12 points. 

Of course, all of this depends on Uruguay pulling off the unthinkable against the Wallabies tomorrow.

Wallabies Coach, Michael Cheika has made 12 changes in his starting line-up against Uruguay with the likes of Jordan Petaia making his Rugby World Cup debut on the wing.

The Wallabies will meet Uruguay at 5.15pm tomorrow. 


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