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Wales edge out valiant 14-man Fiji

Wales edge out valiant 14-man Fiji
By Eurosport

15/11/2014 at 17:49

Wales beat a valiant 14-man Fiji 17-13 in Cardiff on Saturday in a precursor to next year's World Cup group stage fixture.

In an open first half, Wales scored unconverted tries through giant wingers George North and Alex Cuthbert and a converted penalty try following a collapsed maul to take a 17-6 lead into the break.

Fiji, whose response came courtesy of two Nemani Nadolo penalties, provided a number of dangerous moments through their typically expansive attacking rugby but were let down by a lack of composure and poor decision making.

Fiji prop Campese Ma'afu was shown a yellow card in the 36th minute for a series of infringements and within six minutes of returning to the field was shown a second yellow card for a dangerous tug on Bradley Davies.

Despite their numerical advantage, Wales struggled to break down Fiji who defended with a steely resoluteness which was non-existent in the first half.

After Toby Faletau had a late try ruled out, Nadolo intercepted a stray pass to race 70 metres to score.

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