9 Oct 2023

Fiji lose to Portugal, still make Rugby World Cup quarterfinals

From Midday Report, 12:48 pm on 9 October 2023

Fiji have only just made it through to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, after losing their final pool match 24-23 to Portugal in France.

It is Portugal's first ever win at the tournament - if they had scored another 7 points, Fiji would have missed out on the quarter-finals.

Instead, the result eliminates Australia.

RNZ Pacific's Senior Sports journalist Iliesa Tora spoke to Charlotte Cook about the result.