Ireland v Fiji

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Attendance: 51,000

Ireland v Fiji Match Reports

Ian Keatley's two late penalties dug Ireland out of a hole as Joe Schmidt's experimental side edged out Fiji 23-20 in Dublin. Joe Schmidt's men squandered a 17-3 lead built up by tries from Darren Sweetnam, Dave Kearney and Jack Conan, and almost paid the price for young fly-half Joey Carbery's two missed conversions. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v Fiji - Post Match Press Conference

Ireland v Fiji - Match Stats

Ireland: (17) 23
Try: Sweetnam (7'), Kearney (23'), Conan (34')
Conversion: Carbery (35')
Penalty: Keatley (67', 73')

Fiji: (10) 20
Try: Seniloli (40'), Nagusa (45')
Conversion: Volavola (41', 46')
Penalty: Volavola (21', 69')

Man of the Match: Andrew Conway (Ireland)


Ireland v Fiji - Team Line-ups

Ireland Team

Forwards

  • 1 Jack McGrath
  • 2 Rob Herring
  • 3 Andrew Porter
  • 4 Ultan Dillane
  • 5 Devin Toner
  • 6 Rhys Ruddock (Captain)
  • 7 Jordi Murphy
  • 8 Jack Conan

Backs

  • 9 Kieran Marmion
  • 10 Joey Carbery
  • 11 Dave Kearney
  • 12 Stuart McCloskey
  • 13 Chris Farrell
  • 14 Darren Sweetnam
  • 15 Andrew Conway

Replacements

  • 16 James Tracy
  • 17 Cian Healy
  • 18 Tadhg Furlong
  • 19 Kieran Treadwell
  • 20 CJ Stander
  • 21 Luke McGrath
  • 22 Ian Keatley
  • 23 Robbie Henshaw

Fiji Team

Forwards

  • 1 Campese Maafu
  • 2 Tuapati Talemaitoga
  • 3 Manasa Saulo
  • 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
  • 5 Leone Nakarawa
  • 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  • 7 Akapusi Qera (Captain)
  • 8 Nemani Nagusa

Backs

  • 9 Henry Seniloli
  • 10 Ben Volavola
  • 11 Nemani Nadolo
  • 12 Levani Botia
  • 13 Jale Vatubua
  • 14 Timoci Nagusa
  • 15 Kini Murimurivalu

Replacements

  • 16 Sunia Koto
  • 17 Peni Ravai
  • 18 Kalivati Tawake
  • 19 Sikeli Nabou
  • 20 Peceli Yato or Semi Kunatani
  • 21 Nikola Matawalu
  • 22 Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  • 23 Vereniki Goneva