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Fiji flying high ahead of World Cup test

Nikola Matawalu played a leading role against Tonga last Saturday. Photo: IRB

Nikola Matawalu played a leading role against Tonga last Saturday. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji

A fortnight away from their crunch RWC 2015 Oceania qualifier against the Cook Islands Fiji have leaped up two places in the IRB World Rankings table after beginning the defence of their Pacific Nations Cup title with a 45-17 win over Tonga.

The six tries to two victory in Lautoka saw them awarded 1.31 rankings points and takes them from 11th to ninth in the standings.

Not since 2007, when the Island nation made an indelible mark on the Rugby World Cup in France by beating Wales, has Fiji enjoyed such a lofty position.

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