As Fiji finally get a chance to showcase their talents in the play-offs in seventh place against Georgia, follow the latest updates directly from today’s Cup of Nations action.
The clash at Murrayfield kicks off the final weekend of the one-day tournament, with both sides facing off to determine the final rankings on the same level. Ireland face Scotland to confirm who will finish third in the Fall Nations Cup before Wales face Italy in the third and final match this afternoon before Sunday’s final between England and France.
The move begins at Murrayfield, however Fiji are given the green light to land on the field when they finally meet the Georgia team, which seemed to be advancing towards something very close to their best week when they pushed Ireland into Dublin last weekend. However, there is a lot of anticipation among fans to see what the Flying Pigs can create, despite the fact that Vern Cotter’s side are going to be match favorites and have not been able to play in the last month, the team due to the eruption of the Covit-19. Follow the live updates below.
Ireland vs Scotland
Next we go to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, where Fiji and Georgia have definitely put in the manual because matching Irish and Scottish would be a tough demand.
See how the teams are shaping up this afternoon in the battle for third place:
Ireland: Jacob Stocktale; Hugo Keenan, Boondi Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Keith Earls; Johnny Sexton, Sinor Murray; Sean Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter; Ian Henderson, James Ryan; C.J. Stonder, Peter O’Mahoney, Colon Doris.
Alternatives: Ronan Kelleher, Eric O’Sullivan, John Ryan, Quinn Rooks, Josh van der Flyer, Jamieson Gibson Park, Rose Byrne, Chris Farrell.
Scotland: Stuart Hawk; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Duncan Taylor, Duhan van der Merwe; Jaco van der Vault, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, Fraser Brown, Xander Fakerson; Scott Cummings, Johnny Gray; Blade Thompson, Jamie Richie, Matt Fakerson.
Alternatives: Stuart McNally, Oli Kepler, WP Nell, Sam Skinner, Blair Cowan, Sam Hidalco-Klein, Who Jones, Sean Midland
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 14:03
80 minutes: Georgia 24-38 fg
Nadolo is almost on his fourth attempt of the day, but his interception score fines Georgia just seconds before he deals late without a reward. However, as soon as the ball is knocked forward, it remains intact.
Fiji beat Georgia 36-24 in a nine-attempt cracker!
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:51
77 mins: Georgia 24-38 fg
Georgia is rewarded for their commitment to re-implementation, and Becca Saginadze manages her way to the third attempt of the tournament! Now it is too late to change the decision, but it is really a great curtain raiser for the day.
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:49
77 mins: Georgia 17-38 fg
Georgia refuses to go down without a fight, they fall within inches of the line, sending them upside down only to two massive Fijian blocks. They mainly retain possessions and remove offside penalties from security, which gives them a free crack Try Georgia!
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:47
74 minutes: Georgia 17-38 Fiji
When the line goes up and into Georgia’s hands it does nothing, he drops it irresponsibly. The ball goes toward Dodua kicking it down, and Nadolo must back off to kick it and kick the possession to touch the unusual effort.
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:43
72 minutes: Georgia 17-38 Fiji
Georgia seems to try and go wide, but the ball comes loose in contact and allows Nadolo to take the pin, before they win a penalty, coming from the defensive side in an attempt to get the ball back. Volvola kicks to touch out 22 and Fiji feels another chance to score here.
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:41
68 minutes: Georgia 17-38 Fiji
Who saw it coming right? Georgia gets the much-needed rest with a fracture penalty, and it allows Fijia to kick in half to feel it for the first time since the restart. They take full advantage Put on the saginats The defense is charged with high knees and all, and despite Podia’s best efforts he manages to spin the ball and land next to the tops, providing simple changes.
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:38
68 minutes: Georgia 15-38 fg
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:35
64 minutes: Georgia 10-38 fg
Georgia is crumbling, unfortunately. Fiji kicked a corner following an offside penalty and they set up a fake drive. Instead, the ball is sent out Nemani Nadolo On the crashed ball, he smashed through Saginadze and Absantadse to ease his third match – the 22nd of his career, which puts him ahead of all-time leading Fiji effort scorer Niki Goneva. Volovola changes.
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:32
63 mins: Georgia 10-31 pg
Try Fiji! A hot-trick for Natolo!
Jack de Menises5 December 2020 13:30