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25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby argie » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 15:39

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Venue: Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié, Narbonne, FRANCE
Kickoff: 18:00 local (13:00 Eastern, 10:00 Pacific)
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistants: Shuhei Kubo (JRFU) & Vlad Iordachescu (FRR)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
Broadcasts: World Rugby stream https://www.worldrugby.org/

FIJI
1 Campese Ma’afu,
2 Tale Tuapati,
3 Kali Tawake,
4 Peceli Yato,
5 Leone Nakarawa,
6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu,
7 Semu Kunatani,
8 Akapusi Qera (capt.),
9 Frank Lomani,
10 Ben Volavola,
11 Nemani Nadolo,
12 Levani Botia,
13 Vereniki Goneva,
14 Josua Tuisova,
15 Kini Murimurivalu

Replacements: 16 Ratunaisa Navuma, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Ropate Rinakama, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 23 Timoci Nagusa


CANADA
1 Hubert Buydens,
2 Benoît Pifféro,
3 Jake Ilnicki,
4 Josh Larsen,
5 Evan Olmstead,
6 Kyle Baillie,
7 Matt Heaton,
8 Kyle Gilmour,
9 Phil Mack (capt.),
10 Patrick Parfrey,
11 Taylor Paris,
12 Ciaran Hearn,
13 DTH van der Merwe,
14 Brock Staller,
15 Andrew Coe

Replacements: 16 Ray Barkwill, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Matt Tierney, 19 Brett Beukeboom, 20 Lucas Rumball, 21 Andrew Ferguson, 22 Ben LeSage, 23 Kainoa Lloyd

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 17:47

argie wrote:FIJI
1 Campese Ma’afu,
2 Tale Tuapati,
3 Kali Tawake,
4 Peceli Yato,
5 Leone Nakarawa,

6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu,
7 Semu Kunatani,
8 Akapusi Qera (capt.),
9 Frank Lomani,
10 Ben Volavola,
11 Nemani Nadolo,
12 Levani Botia,
13 Vereniki Goneva,
14 Josua Tuisova
,
15 Kini Murimurivalu

Replacements: 16 Ratunaisa Navuma, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Ropate Rinakama, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 23 Timoci Nagusa



Oooof. There are some great Fijian players at the moment

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 19:16

Wow, Canada must get 1000% of their abilities to beat that flying machine on the wings and Centre, and FB, and 3d rie, and 2nd row.

Fiji is great team.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby Bogdan_DC » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 19:19

That Fiji back line is heavier than many packs:).

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 21:05

Bogdan_DC wrote:That Fiji back line is heavier than many packs:).


That back line is heavier than Fiji's pack.

What a players! Halfbacks are weakest spots for Fiji. Wibgs and centres are excellent.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby olivier » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 23:02

What is the biggest win of Fiji ?

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 23:39

olivier wrote:What is the biggest win of Fiji ?


Did a Canadian steal your girlfriend or something? It's just so odd how excited you are to see Canada do terribly. Like irrationally so.

Critiques of the team are fair and as of now largely justified but this is just so bizarre, it's not like the Canadian team is stacked with unlikable players or anything either.

Their biggest win is 120-4 over Nieu in 1983. I expect a sizable Flying Fijian win here but a 116 point victory would be something beyond shocking.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby Working Class Rugger » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 23:57

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:Wow, Canada must get 1000% of their abilities to beat that flying machine on the wings and Centre, and FB, and 3d rie, and 2nd row.

Fiji is great team.


That Fijian squad if it clicks is a serious threat to any T1 team.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby AXLstockholm » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 07:18

Working Class Rugger wrote:
RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:Wow, Canada must get 1000% of their abilities to beat that flying machine on the wings and Centre, and FB, and 3d rie, and 2nd row.

Fiji is great team.


That Fijian squad if it clicks is a serious threat to any T1 team.

plus the additions of Marika Koroibete, Semi Radradra, Virimi Vakatawa, Noa Nakaitaci and Nathan Hughes...

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 07:32

Fiji is best T2 team thats for sure. Canada has some serious problems last 5 years.

But Fiji, i just love their style, massive backs all of them world class players.

Georgia will have to prepare seriously for them, Fiji will be great on RWC.

To be fair only T2 teams who can compete and win against such a great team of Fiji are Japan and Georgia.

I predict 15+ points for Fiji.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby Bogdan_DC » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 07:48

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:To be fair only T2 teams who can compete and win against such a great team of Fiji are Japan and Georgia.
Little modesty will not make you any harm.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 10:35

Fiji is winning everywhere tgey see T2 teams, trashing both Samoa and Tonga, Italy, Scotland and many more.

I can imagine Canada beating Fiji, thats unrealistic but it is sports and everything can happen.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby Victor » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 15:02

Let's get the fact straigth. Fiji beat Scotland only once in the 90s and the last game with Italy ended with a defeat a couple of weeks ago. They are good, but let`s not exagerate. Expecting a Fiji win, but not a thrashing.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby snapper37 » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 16:56

Crap Garth Rees is doing the commentary for this one..

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby snapper37 » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 16:57

Crap Garth Rees is doing the commentary for this one..

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 17:03

What is Hearn thinking? Great attacking position ruined, reset at the ruck.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 17:07

Oh my, Canada with a decent five minutes and then Fiji just run us completely over for the try,

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 17:16

Absolutely cynical from Fiji, yellow card coming. Both teams have been pretty sloppy so far.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 17:17

Penalty try 7-7. Fijian FB off for ten.

Fiji with tries off a line out and later a penalty try from a scrum, surprisingly Fiji scoring mostly from set pieces. Canada respond with a quick penalty, 19-10 half an hour in for Fiji.

26-10 now for Fiji, they aren't even playing that well but have taken their chances.

Hearn being stretchered off, god I hope he dosen't miss the RWCQ's with that injury.

Fiji with another simple try off a scrum. 33-10. After a decent first quarter Canada have collapsed. Fiji just cruising, Canada look disinterested honestly, can't remember even in some of the recent embarrasments them looking so listless.

38-10 with an hour gone now, it almost seems like both sides just want the tour to end. Fiji are doing fine in 3rd gear here and Canada making terrible brain fart errors.

Another Fijian yellow card.

Duru in, Canada with some more intensity here with Fiji down to 14. 38-17, Cameraman missed the conversion LOL.
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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby olivier » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 18:30

Awful gentleman agreement as Fiji didn't score since the 44th. They could have score 70... They would have done it against Korea or Germany. Disgusting attitude between established nations.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 18:34

olivier wrote:Awful gentleman agreement as Fiji didn't score since the 44th. They could have score 70... They would have done it against Korea or Germany. Disgusting attitude between established nations.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! :lol:

Fiji have been very sloppy, they look to be more interested in scoring flashy tries than running up the score. Both sides have looked disinterested at times. I think this is more the case of final test of the tour which means little to either team.

That's better from the Flying Fijians 45-17. Dozen minutes left.

Another counteratack try from Fiji 52-17.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 18:48

The Gentleman's agreement seems to be done. Fiji running rampant, pretty much playing 7's and boshing over exhausted and demoralized Canadians. Not much analysis to this match other than a first choice Fijian side on the margins of Tier One quality is romping over a second choice Canadian side on the margins of Tier Three.

57-17. With moments to go.

Mack looked to have a garbage time try, but it was a knock on.

Crowd booed the going to the TMO on that one LOL.

Pretty ugly from Canada defensively this entire tour, they've given up buckets of points. Need all those players that were "unavailable" for this tour to show up for those RWCQ's this winter.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby north walian » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 19:05

who was unavailable?

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby snapper37 » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 19:30

LittleGuy wrote:The Gentleman's agreement seems to be done. Fiji running rampant, pretty much playing 7's and boshing over exhausted and demoralized Canadians. Not much analysis to this match other than a first choice Fijian side on the margins of Tier One quality is romping over a second choice Canadian side on the margins of Tier Three.

57-17. With moments to go.

Mack looked to have a garbage time try, but it was a knock on.

Crowd booed the going to the TMO on that one LOL.

Pretty ugly from Canada defensively this entire tour, they've given up buckets of points. Need all those players that were "unavailable" for this tour to show up for those RWCQ's this winter.



We aren't qualifying for the world cup.

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Re: 25th November - Fiji vs Canada

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 19:34

north walian wrote:who was unavailable?


For the last two games Ardron and Carpenter for most of the tour. Completely..... Evans, O'Leary, McRorie, Trainor, Hassler, Cejanovic, Braid, Blevins, Keith, Desmond. A couple of others but they are around the same quality or worse than the guys that went.

O'Leary and Evans were missed in a big way, even McRorie backing up Mack or being put in at FH would have been nice, Hassler is amazing, Ardron and Carps missing hurt a lot today. Trainor and Braid could have pushed Staller and Coe to the bench.

I'm not certain on that snapper, like it is possible, but with most of the boys showing up we can beat Uruguay maybe it's even a 50/50. If not we still have the repechage route which will be against the likes of Korea, Spain, Kenya et. al. if we can beat Spain than I think we can get through that round, unless of course tons of people can't make it.

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