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Fiji turn on the style against Wales

The size and power of the South Sea islanders once again was the difference between them and the northern hemisphere as Fiji demolished Wales 72-6 meaning they won back to back World Cup games in their history.

Fiji opened the scoring in the fifth minute after poor defence from Welsh props Craig Kopczak and Phil Joseph allowed Eloni Vunakece to touch down.

Kopczak made up for that error with a sublime offload for Morgan Knowles to even up the score.

Steve Parry then had a harsh knock on call against him which gave Fiji field position. Early on in the set they moved the ball left to Suliasi Vunivalu who bumped off Elliot Kear to score in the corner to make it 10-6.

It was back to back tries for Fiji as Salesi Faingaa made line break and passed to the supporting Jarryd Hayne who then gave it to Henry Raiwalui to score under the posts.

Another Welsh missed tackle once again allowed Viliame Kikau to score his second try of the tournament.

A ricochet from a Fijian grubber led to Faingaa to make it a point a minute at 28-6.

Hayne showed his class with a no look cut out pass for Taane Milne to get his name on the scoresheet.

Akaila Uate made the Welsh look like children using his strength and footwork to carve open the defence to set up Marcelo Montoya.

The Welsh could not cope with Kikau on the left edge and he once again used his footwork to score on the hooter to make it 42-6 at half time.

It only took a minute after the break for Fiji to score as Hayne supported a Vunivalu break to move him back ahead of Billy Slater as the all time World Cup try scorer.

Vunivalu then produced an acrobatic finish in the corner after crisp hands down the right side.

A short ball from Faingaa set up Milne to score.

Vunivalu completed his hat trick and then attempted to convert his own try only for it to drift left of the posts.

It began to look like any score was possible as once again the Welsh defence was easily broken for substitute Joe Lovodua to join in the scoring party.

It was again a short flat pass that unlocked the defence with Ben Nakubuwai crossing.

Credit to the Welsh as they never gave up and managed to keep the Fijians out in the last eight minutes as the game finished 72-6.

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