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Rugby World Cup 2023: Foreign press hails Fiji team that can ‘beat anyone’

“Flying Fijians to end sixty-nine-year drought against Australia and keep Rugby World Cup hopes alive”Enjoys online media Fiji Live. Sunday, September 17, in Saint-Etienne, “Double or nothing match”The Fijians defeated the Wallabies (22-15) to earn their first win against their Pacific neighbors since 1954.

At the same time, the journalist continues Fiji Live Noah Beaudolés, they will resume their fight to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup in France, despite the inaugural defeat against Wales on September 10 (32-26).

in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald Apply to her “Congratulations” that “Strong Fijians”which put Australians “Historical Humiliation”. “It’s a great result for world rugby”Enjoys the center-left daily columnist Peter Fitzsimons. “Fiji’s victory over England a month ago was no accident”, A journalist who believes in it claims “The World Cup is no longer about the Six Nations, it’s about South Africa, New Zealand and Australia” : “At the top of their game you feel Fiji can beat anyone. »

According to Peter Fitzsimons, the two opposing teams on the pitch at Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium on Sunday weren’t just playing the same sport: “While the Wallabies were just playing very mundane rugby, the Fijians offered something completely different. They often switched to rugby sevens, constantly supported each other and covered the field exceptionally well. (…). Sometimes they played basketball, passing the ball to each other with dazzling skill. (…) As for the shot duels, they seem to have sent the ball three to four meters ahead [que leurs adversaires]. »

“Disgusting Wallabies Performance”

Wallabies neutralized, continues day-to-day The Fiji Times. Every time the Aussies got close to Fiji’s 22-metre box, center Josua Tuisova was named man of the match. “Manage to catch the ball and save the team”.

and even As the final ten minutes approached, the pressure reached its peak.trace Fiji LiveCoach Simon Raivalu’s players – born in New Zealand and well-known in French rugby following his experience as a player and coach at Racing 92, Stade Français and Biarritz – managed to hold off Australia’s final attacks.

“The Wallabies’ indiscipline was costly. Also points to a specialized site noise. A week after collecting seven penalties in the opening match against Georgia [35-15, au Stade de France], the Wallabies conceded 18 penalties. No international team wins with such a record. »

“At the end of the day”summary The Sydney Morning HeraldThe success of the Fijians was built on “Two things: the sheer courage with which they played and – let’s not beat around the bush – the Wallabies’ disgraceful performance.”.

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A situation Australia coach Eddie Jones admitted to in his post-match press conference after receiving criticism from fans in St-Etienne. “They should throw baguettes and croissants at me. this is what i deserve”He made the comments according to comments carried by New Zealand media things.

The Wallabies now rely on them “artificial respirator”is concerned noise : On Sunday, September 24, they will play a decisive match against Wales.

Source: Le Monde



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