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Fiji win scrap with 14-man Uruguay

Nemani Nadolo attacks for Fiji against Uruguay in the Pool A match at mk Stadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Nemani Nadolo attacks for Fiji against Uruguay in their Pool A match at mk Stadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji ended their Rugby World Cup campaign on a high with a 47-15 win over 14-man Uruguay in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

John McKee’s men were determined to end the tournament on a positive note after coming in with such high hopes, and did so by scoring seven tries, including two penalty tries stemming from their dominant scrum.

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Nadolo gets one week suspension for dangerous tackle

Fiji winger Nemani Nadolo in action against the Wallabies last week. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji winger Nemani Nadolo in action against the Wallabies last week. Photo: World Rugby

LONDON – Fiji winger Nemani Nadolo will miss the match against Wales on Friday morning after getting a one week suspension for a dangerous tackle against the Wallabies last week.

Nadolo denied the citing by Independent Citing Commissioner Freek Burger (South Africa) for a ‘dangerous tip tackle’.

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Fiji sweat on Nadolo hearing

Nemani Nadolo in action against Australia at Millennium Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Gallo Images

Nemani Nadolo in action against Australia at Millennium Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Gallo Images

Fiji’s disciplinary problems are mounting as star wing Nemani Nadolo faces a World Cup judicial hearing today.

Following losses to Australia and England, Fiji are desperate to salvage some pride against a Wales side buoyed by their stunning 28-25 victory over England inspired by a kicking masterclass from flyhalf Dan Biggar.

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Nadolo could miss Wales clash

Fiji's Nemani Nadolo runs over Richard Wigglesworth in the RWC opener against England. Photo: WalesOnline

Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo runs over Richard Wigglesworth in the RWC opener against England. Photo: WalesOnline

Nadolo has been cited for an alleged act of foul play against Australia and a hearing will take place on Monday September 28

Fiji superstar Nemani Nadolo could miss the Pool A showdown with Wales at the Millennium Stadium next Thursday after he was cited following the defeat against Australia in Cardiff on Wednesday evening.

Nadolo has been cited by Citing Commissioner Freek Burger for an alleged act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j) during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A match on September 23.

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Fiji wingers have work cut out against England

Nemani Nadolo faces the Canadians in Fiji's last warm up match. Photo: The Guardian

Nemani Nadolo faces the Canadians in Fiji’s last warm up match. Photo: The Guardian

Fijian wingers Nemani Nadolo and Waisea Nayacalevu have their work cut out in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Friday night (7am Saturday Fiji Time).

Nadolo may find it easy trying to ease past English counterpart Anthony Watson if given room to attack but will find it a difficult proposition defending against the Bath winger all night.

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Fighting spirit; the problems Fiji must overcome

Mosese Rauluni leads the Fiji team in the cibi. Photo: Rugby World

Mosese Rauluni leads the Fiji team in the cibi. Photo: Rugby World

This feature first appeared in the January 2015 issue of Rugby World magazine

ON THE outskirts of Perthshire, Mosese Rauluni takes one look out of the window and shouts at the very top of his voice: “Stop the bus!”

The driver slams on the breaks and before he knows it, the Dundee High FP flyer emerges from the bus, two pints in hand, giggling in delight. He has never seen snow before.

His Scottish team-mates look on in bemusement – they had not really known this Australian-reared playmaker for long, though his brother Jacob did play for the club before and Mosese had given a good account of himself in a first outing against Kilmarnock – but there was something endearing about a thrilled Rauluni falling onto his back in the freshly lain powder and laughing.

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Fiji: Running the numbers on their chances at the Rugby World Cup

Giant Nemani Nadolo plays on the wing for Fiji. Photo: AFP

Giant Nemani Nadolo plays on the wing for Fiji. Photo: AFP

It is easy to write romantically about Fijian rugby; these mysterious yet smiling gods of the running game.

They are richly endowed with talent, and their games have all the excitement of the great underdog battles, with metaphors of the David versus Goliath not uncommon. Their small islands and rugby teams are draped in culture and tradition and are as ethereal in song as they are with ball in hand alike.

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Fiji’s unpredictability is key weapon

Fiji are in form, possess a modern-day Jonah Lomu in Nemani Nadolo and will worry Australia, Wales and England, but getting out of the group will be tough

Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo plays wing against Canada at the Stoop on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo plays wing against Canada at the Stoop on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Fixtures

Fri 18 Sep England v Fiji, Twickenham, 8pm

Wed 23 Sept Australia v Fiji, Millennium Stadium, 4.45pm

Thur 1 Oct Wales v Fiji, Millennium Stadium, 4.45pm

Tue 6 Oct Fiji v Uruguay, Stadium MK, 8pm

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Fiji thrash Canada in final warm-up

Nemani Nadolo attacks against Canada in Fiji's  last warm up match on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Nemani Nadolo attacks against Canada in Fiji’s last warm up match on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Niko Matawalu and Waisea Nayacalevu both finished with two tries each as Fiji thrashed Canada 47-18 in their final warm-up match.

The new Bath scrum-half limped off just before half-time after having scored two impressive tries and set up Nayacalevu for the first of his two scores.

With the return of Nemani Nadolo on the left wing Fiji didn’t squander any goalkicking opportunities as the Crusaders star finished with a 100 percent record from nine attempts.

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Nadolo and Goneva start for Fiji

Nemani Nadolo attacks against the Cook Islands earlier this year. Photo: Planet Rugby

Nemani Nadolo attacks against the Cook Islands earlier this year. Photo: Planet Rugby

Vereniki Goneva and Nemani Nadolo will line up in midfield for Fiji when they take on Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Head coach John McKee has made four changes in all to his backline, with Goneva and Nadolo joined in the starting lineup by Waisea Nayacalevu and Josh Matavesi.

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