Fiji qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 after narrow win over Tonga

Fiji book Rugby World Cup spot against Wales

Fiji book Rugby World Cup spot against Wales

The Vodafone Flying Fijians have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after the side edged Tonga 14-10 in the Pacific Nations Cup this afternoon.

That narrow victory at Teufaiva Stadium means Fiji will join Australia, Wales, Georgia and the Americas 2 qualifier (Canada or Uruguay) in Pool D at Japan 2019.

Fijian flyhalf Ben Volavola took two late penalties to help seal his team's victory
STEFAN WERMUTH REUTERS Fijian flyhalf Ben Volavola took two late penalties to help seal his team's victory

Fiji were in the same pool as Australia and Wales at the last World Cup in 2015.

Samoa and Tonga will fight it out for the second Oceania spot that would pit them against England, Argentina, France and the US in 2019.

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It took Fiji only two minutes to respond and Nakarawa scored Fiji's only try in the 48th minute.

Samoa beat Tonga 30-10 past year while Tonga avenged that defeat by beating Samoa 30-26 last week in Nuku'alofa to give both teams five points from three games. The fly-half then added a third with six minutes to go after a period of Fijian pressure.

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Fiji now travel to Samoa next week for the final game of the tournament, where the second Oceania spot will be decided.

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