2019 RWC: Gregan rates Fiji

Flying Fijians centre Semi Radradra on attack against Wales during their final pool match at the Oita Stadium in Oita, Japan. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

The Flying Fijians have really improved say’s Australian rugby legend and former Wallabies skipper George Gregan. The former Test halfback was also at Oita Stadium in Oita, Japan to witness the Fiji-Wales match on Wednesday night.

“I can say Fiji was outstanding particularly in that first half,” Gregan said.

“They were really impressive but unfortunate to get that yellow card but they played some really good rugby.

“What I enjoyed was how they made inroads in counterattack and their ball movement was fantastic.”

He said Wales tried to slow the ball down during the game while Fiji wanted to keep the ball flowing.

“It was a fantastic Test match and Fiji was a score or two away from making it an even tighter game,” Gregan said.

‘I last played Fiji at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Montpelier, France.

“They have really improved.

“Their lineouts were outstanding, their scrum was very, very good and they created a very good platform.” He said Wales was a very e defensive team but if only the Fijians could have released some quicker balls from the breakdown it would have been a different story.

“But the Fijians have really improved as the tournament progressed,” Gregan said.

“Their set pieces was very strong tonight.”

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