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Rugby World Cup: Powerful Fijians bow out on a high note

Uruguay 15-Fiji 47

By Phil Blanche

Published 07/10/2015

Getting his kicks: Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo hits over a conversion
Getting his kicks: Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo hits over a conversion

Uruguay waited 12 years for a World Cup try and two came along on one night in a 47-15 defeat as Fiji bowed out of the tournament with victory in Milton Keynes.

Hooker Carlos Arboleya crossed for Uruguay's first World Cup try since 2003, when Pablo Lemoine, now the head coach, touched down in a 111-13 loss to England in Brisbane.

Agustin Ormaechea also scored for Uruguay, was sent off for two yellow cards and was man of the match in an eventful evening for the scrum-half.

But Fiji had too much pace and power for their amateur opponents, scoring through two penalty tries, Nemia Kenatale, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Kini Murimurivalu and Nemani Nadolo, who finished with a 17-point haul.

Fiji: Tries: Kenatale, Nakarawa, Cavubati, Murimurivalu, Nemani. Penalty Tries: Two. Convs: Nadolo 6

FIJI: Ma'afu, Koto, Atalifo, Ratuniyarawa, Nakarawa, Waqaniburotu, Qera (capt), Matadigo, Kenatale, Volavola, Nadolo, Botia, Goneva;Tikoirotuma 15-Kini Murimurivalu. Replacements: Nagusa for Goneva (74), Matavesi for Volavola (69), Seniloli for Kenatale (62), Veikoso for Koto Vuli (79), Koroi for Atalifo (80), Cavubati for Ratuniyarawa (58), Ravai for Waqaniburotu (69), Talei for Matadigo (57). Bin: Ma'afu (67).

Uruguay: Tries: Arboleya, Ormaechea. Conv: Ormaechea. Pen: Duran.

Uruguay: Corral, Arboleya, Sagario, Vilaseca (capt), Zerbino, Manuel Gaminara, Beer, Nieto, Ormaechea, Duran, Silva, Vilaseca, Prada, Gilbernau, Mieres. Replacements: Bulanti for Gibernau (80), Etcheverry for Duran (80), Sanguinetti for Corral (41), Lamanna for Beer (71).

Bin: Ormaechea (3). Sent Off: Ormaechea (67). Att: 23,048 Ref: JP Doyle (RFU).

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