Fiji on brink of elimination

Asia and Oceania Sport

Magnificent Uruguayan underdogs pulled off the biggest shock of Rugby World Cup 2019, with a 30-27 victory over giant slayers Fiji.

Fiji put up a disjointed and error-strewn performance to leave their continued world cup participation hanging in the balance.  

Before Wednesday’s game which was expected to be a stroll in the park, Fiji had pushed tournament favourites, Australia to the limit before they eventually lost 39-21, to the more fancied Wallabies.

But, the shock below-par performance against the South Americans, left their tournament in the balance after two opening tournament defeats.

For Uruguay, the brave outing means they have won a world cup match for the first time since 2003, and at the same time recorded their highest point tally ever, 30, in a World Cup match.

At the final whistle, Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium witnessed jubilant celebrations from the South Americans and tears of both despair and anguish from the Fiji supporters who had anticipated so much.