Admirable from the Fijians but in the end its a comfortable win for the Aussies to open their World Cup defence. Stay tuned for the preview!
Wakeham remains goalless today.
Some poor discipline from the Aussies hands Fiji some solid ball, and its the young Penrith back who scores for the Fijians, their second try of the night as the clock winds down.
Val pushes another one over and this is getting ugly.
Addo-Carr picks up a brace as the Australians pick up the momentum now.
No misses from Val yet!
Vintage Tedesco as the captain scores from short range.
Holmes is 5/5 and the lead now looking more like what was expected for this clash.
Capitalising on his 40/20, Harry Grant cracks the line and scores the fifth try for the green-and-gold.
Grant superb! Finds the sideline and sets Australia up perfectly...
Some poor handling over the last few minutes from Australia, who are expected to put the foot down in this clash.
Another conversion banked for Australia's centre.
Exquisite lead-up work from Australian five-eighth Cameron Munster and it's Latrell Mitchell who gets the first try after the break.
18-4 at the break for Australia, with Fiji's early start washed away by three great tries by the reigning Cup holders.
Holmes makes it a perfect record after three attempts.
Crichton has his maiden test four-pointer and the Aussies extend their lead ahead of the break.
Oh-so-close for Fiji after a Koroisau grubber finds Wakeham but he can't handle it!
Easy stuff for Holmes and the lead is eight.
The Foxx gets a superb long range try after Latrell Mitchell created some space!
Nanai goes close and nearly has his second, but Sitiveni Moceidreke and Ben Nakubuwai are on hand to prevent the reigning champs from going further ahead.
The Cowboys back converts to put the Aussies back ahead.
Nanai gets the Australians on the board after some good numbers to the right side of the field.
Superb defence from both Valemei and Sivo for Fiji, to stop a certain try for Taulagi!
Wakeham's attempt doesn't have the juice
In a surprise, Semi Valemei opens the scoring!
Game Underway in Leeds!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Chris Kendall
Touch Judges: Wyatt Raymond, Darian Furner
Video Referee: Grant Atkins
AUSTRALIA MEN (42)
Tries: Jeremiah Nanai, Josh Addo-Carr (2), Angus Crichton, Latrell Mitchell, Harry Grant, James Tedesco
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (7/7)
FIJI MEN (8)
Tries: Semi Valemei, Sunia Turuva
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Brandon Wakeham (0/2)