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By Dafydd Pritchard
BBC Sport Wales in Oita, Japan
Wales are capable of winning the Rugby World Cup, according to Fijis celebrity next row Leone Nakarawa.
Wales defeat Fiji 29-17 at a thrilling contest in Oita to procure a location.
31, nakarawa, is playing at his third World Cup and thinks his side lost to one of the 2019 championships leading contenders.
Nothing is hopeless for these, stated that the 2018 European Professional Rugby Player of the Year.
If they think that they can win the World Cupthey could win the World Cup.
They have already been number one in the world, so it is possible that they can win the World Cup.
Fiji gave an fright in Oita, racing into a 10-0 lead early in the game with a typically flamboyant screen, brimming with innovation and flair in attack whilst brutally physical in all facets of their play to Wales.
Nakarawa by freeing his arms from an Hadleigh 12, set the tone tackle to produce a offload into Josua Tuisovas opening effort into a team-mate in the accumulation.
Wales looked rattled at that point but they composed themselves to take the head, they dropped in the second half.
We shocked Wales from the first half and we all could see it in their faces they had been shocked, said 92s Nakarawa.
We performed well in the second half then they showed why they are one of the best five sides on the planet.
They got the number one place last month and they demonstrated why.
This was a fourth consecutive World Cup in which Wales had faced Fiji.
Their only defeat was suffered by them from the 2007 tournament, a chaotic reduction which led to the sacking of head coach Gareth Jenkins and knocked out Wales at the pool stage against the Pacific Islanders.
Ever since then Wales have won each game against Fiji.
And although the Fijian squad at Japan was included of a number of the most remarkable talents on screen at the World Cup – Semi, Tuisova and also Nakarawa Radrada among them – they paid a heavy price.
Fiji had three tries mastered for moves that are forward, while two cards the exact same as Wales – undermined their bidding.
Its those kind of small things on a huge stage like this, added former Glasgow participant Nakarawa.
It appears small, but its moments like that which cost you in matches such as this.
Wales played really well. They capitalised on our mistakes, our errors and our indiscipline.
Despite taking the lead in their opening game against Australia before finally succumbing to the Wallabies, they were abandoned by Fijis defeat against Wales against their World Cup campaign.
This came in comprehensive fashion however, Fiji were made to regret.
It was a great attempt, but that is rugby, explained Nakarawa.
Win or lose, its not the end of the road and were going to come back stronger.
For us it is all over now. We are going to return and come back stronger to 2023.
I need to wish the Wales staff all the very best for the rest of the World Cup.
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