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Rugby World Cup try of the tournament (so far)

Published 12/10/2015

Fiji centre Vereniki Goneva (left) scored a stunning World Cup try against Wales that showcased the South Sea Islanders' mesmeric handling skills
Fiji centre Vereniki Goneva (left) scored a stunning World Cup try against Wales that showcased the South Sea Islanders' mesmeric handling skills

A total of 231 tries were scored during the World Cup stages - an average of almost six a game.

But no team could match the flying Fijians when it came to scintillating running rugby, as illustrated by centre Vereniki Goneva's touchdown against Pool A opponents Wales in Cardiff.

Trailing 17-6, Fiji launched a thrilling counter-attack from deep inside their own half, with wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma wrong-footing Wales tacklers by throwing a dummy pass and then scorching through a huge gap.

With chasing Wales players closing in, Tikoirotuma delivered an inch-perfect long pass to Timoci Nagusa, whose unexpected angle of running further mesmerised the Welsh defence, then Nagusa's under-arm pass saw Goneva finish off. It was a try of breathtaking adventure and stunning execution.

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