18 Sep 2023

Fiji beat Australia in World Cup upset

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 18 September 2023

Across the world to France where Fiji just beat Australia in a stunning World Cup upset.

Fiji won 22-15, after taking the lead in the first half with four penalty kicks.

They followed that up with an early try in the second half, keeping their lead until the final whistle.

A couple of other Pacific Island teams played their first games yesterday with Tonga losing to Ireland 59 to 16, while Samoa smashed Chile 43-10 And let's not forget the All Blacks swept Namibia under the rug on Saturday by 71-3.

RNZ Pacific's senior sports journalist Iliesa Tora was cheering on Fiji this morning in the crowd.

Tora spoke to Corin Dann.