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Rugby World Cup 2019: Latter stages beckon for Wales but frantic display against Fiji must be a warning

Alun Wyn Jones
Alun Wyn Jones looks deflated at the final whistle of Wales' 29-17 win over Fiji

After edging past explosive, intrepid Fiji to win 29-17, Wales should have designs on reaching a Rugby World Cup semi-final – at the least.

With that in mind, there are a few areas in which Warren Gatland’s side will need to improve. Although Fiji should be commended for their display in Oita, Wales’ performance was oddly naïve and frantic at times.

Sloppiness started from the kick-off, with Gareth Davies’ clearance sailing long…

…but staying in-field and presenting space and a straightforward opportunity to counter for Kini Murimurivalu. Shaun Edwards would not have been pleased with the urgency of this chase:

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