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Group A - Tuesday 29th October @ 07:00am
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Group A - Tuesday 29th October @ 07:00am
FIJI vs. IRELAND
Spotland Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 10
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TRY IRELAND
Scored by James Hasson. Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Due reward for James Hasson. He has been good off the bench for Ireland. It was a simple shimmy to get him through the defenders. Richards with an easier attempt puts it through.

Fiji 32-14

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PENALTY Ireland - for a flop? or high tackle.. pick either one really.

Fiji 32-8

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TRY IRELAND
Scored by Damien Blanch. Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Something for Ireland to crow about finally! A kick through finds Blach who dives across for their second TRY of the evening. Richards with his second attempt for the night - hooks it.

Fiji 32-8

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TRY FIJI
Scored by Akuila Uate. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama unsuccessful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! The Irish defense down the right looked to have Uate wrapped up.. somehow he broke free and slammed it down for his hat-trick. Naiqama misses.

Fiji 32-4

VIDEO REFEREE: Uate claiming his hat-trick..

Fiji 28-4

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Ireland proceed to lose it on first tackle.

Fiji 28-4

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PENALTY Ireland after Grix goes back to his childhood playing peek-a-boo.

Fiji 28-4

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TRY FIJI
Scored by Korbin Sims. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama successful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! Korbin Sims gets on the end of a towering Groom bomb that was allowed to bounce by the Irish backline. Referee gave benefit of the doubt. Naiqama converts.

Fiji 28-4

VIDEO REFEREE: Fiji showing that Pat Richards isn't the only one who can kick it into orbit.. checking onside.

Fiji 22-4

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TRY FIJI
Scored by Akuila Uate. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama unsuccessful.

Too strong, too big, too good! Fiji get it out to Uate who juggles but does the rest to put the game beyond doubt. Irish eyes would be smiling tonight. Naiqama denied from the post.

Fiji 22-4

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Another PENALTY.. tapped by Ireland.

Fiji 18-4

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This game has made everything - now a differential PENALTY for kicking it out of the scrum.

Fiji 18-4

55

Smart kick for another set for Ireland.

Fiji 18-4

54

Pat Richards puts the ball into orbit again from the kick-off forcing Kevin Naiqama to slide and knock it on. Ireland scrum.

Fiji 18-4

54

TRY FIJI
Scored by Tariq Sims. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama successful.

That was some lovely and inventive work from Fiji. Aarom Groom chipping the kick for Akuila Uate who collides with an Irish player - the resulting bounce goes to Sims who rolls over for the TRY. Wes Naiqama adds the extras.

Fiji 18-4

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Some nice pressure from the Irish trying to force an error but ended up touching it themselves.

Fiji 12-4

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Ashton Sims loses it under the pressure again.

Fiji 12-4

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Good take from Grix with Fijians steaming through. PENALTY and a piggyback for them.

Fiji 12-4

43

Irish with an early PENALTY but can't make the pressure toll with a knock on.

Fiji 12-4

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During the break - it has started teeming down in Spotland! Fiji will start with twelve men but will receive the ball.

Fiji 12-4

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Inventive kick-off from Ireland is nearly recovered but Fiji will take a 12-4 lead into HALFTIME.

Fiji 12-4

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL FIJI
Penalty goal attempt by Wes Naiqama successful.

Wes Naiqama pilots it through.

Fiji 12-4

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PENALTY Fiji - holding on too long. The trust come together and point to the sticks.

Fiji 10-4

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Where did Kevin Naiqama fly from? Is he superman in disguise? Well taken from Grix in the end.

Fiji 10-4

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SIN BIN
Eloni Vunakece is sent to the sin bin.

Another PENALTY conceded by Fiji. Bentham has had enough and sin-bins Vunakece.

Fiji 10-4

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Haggarty with a fortuitous kick through that produces another Irish set from the scrum.

Fiji 10-4

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PENALTY Ireland - Rory Kostjayson has made an impact since coming on.

Fiji 10-4

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Uate is in from a floating pass.. no it's FORWARD.

Fiji 10-4

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SIX MORE for Fiji.

Fiji 10-4

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Lovely placement from Aaron Groom - It bounced enough that Scott Grix couldn't get out of the in-goal.

Fiji 10-4

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A let off for Fiji as Dave Allen can't hold onto the pill.

Fiji 10-4

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PENALTY Ireland - markers not square.

Fiji 10-4

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TRY IRELAND
Scored by Tyrone McCarthy. Conversion attempt by Pat Richards unsuccessful.

Ireland made the pressure toll! They focused on the short side with two plays before Tyrone McCarthy ducked under several defenders to score. Pat Richards from the sideline - just doesn't curl it enough.

Fiji 10-4

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Scott Grix with a deft kick for Ireland to earn them another set.

Fiji 10-0

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Ireland are camped on the Fijian line now. Two on one strip from Korbin Sims. PENALTY of course.

Fiji 10-0

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STOLEN! How did the Irish get this back from a tepid last tackle kick. Another PENALTY as well!

Fiji 10-0

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Another Irish PENALTY as the Fijians are losing their cool. Sisa Waqa nailing a player.

Fiji 10-0

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Ashton Sims being spoken too alongside the Irish #15. Irish PENALTY and here we go!

Fiji 10-0

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Ashton Sims has the ball jarred loose and the teams come together again.

Fiji 10-0

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Scott Grix was hammered there as Ireland tried to promote the football. He was victim to one of the Sims boys.

Fiji 10-0

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Ireland have their first PENALTY now giving them a much needed piggyback.

Fiji 10-0

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Petero was HELD UP. Tackle five.

Fiji 10-0

VIDEO REFEREE: Petero is claiming a TRY! Checking grounding.

Fiji 10-0

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Kevin Naiqama after his try produces an electric run back trying to link with Marika Koroibete. They can't score but get a PENALTY.

Fiji 10-0

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TRY FIJI
Scored by Kevin Naiqama. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama successful.

Gotta take your chances when they pop up and Fiji did just that! The kick rebounded off a Wolfhound right into the waiting hands of Naiqama who crossed. Wes Naiqama with an easier task - converts.

Fiji 10-0

VIDEO REFEREE: Going upstairs to Henry Perenara for the first time tonight - checking the ricochet.

Fiji 4-0

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Ireland pinged again for a high tackle - things are getting a little fiery in this contest.

Fiji 4-0

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TRY FIJI
Scored by Akuila Uate. Conversion attempt by Wes Naiqama unsuccessful.

A nice backline spread ignited by Kevin Naiqama and finished by prolific winger - Akuila Uate. Wes Naiqama after a delay due to no kicking tee.. doesn't get enough on it.

Fiji 4-0

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Scott Grix can only take it dead from a nice grubber. Fiji will have the first repeat set of this contest.

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Sloppy set in a good attacking position from Fiji - handing it right back to Ireland.

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First PENALTY of the contest to Fiji - Korbin Sims caught high by Brett White.

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We're about to get underway here! Fiji lined up on halfway waiting for Phil Bentham's whistle.. here we go!

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Anthems done and dusted - onto the Fijian haka now!

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Welcome to Spotland Stadium for the second game of Group A. Ireland with a host of super league players take on Fiji who are stacked with names most NRL fans will know.

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Referees: Phil Bentham

Touch Judges: Tony Martin, Mark Craven

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

FIJI (32)
Tries: Akuila Uate (3), Kevin Naiqama, Tariq Sims, Korbin Sims
Field Goals:
Conversions: Wes Naiqama (3/6)
Penalty Goals: Wes Naiqama (1/1)

IRELAND (14)
Tries: Tyrone McCarthy, Damien Blanch, James Hasson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (1/3)
Penalty Goals:



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