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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 October, 2003, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
Fiji v Japan photos
Fiji players led by Kele Leawere perform their version of the Haka
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Fiji perform their version of the Haka before kick-off, knowing that victory over Japan could set up a crucial Pool B match against Scotland
Yukio Motoki of Japan attempts to get away from the Fiji defence
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Fiji gain the upper hand in the opening stages and establish an 11-6 lead with two penalties, and a try from Nicky Little
Fiji's Emori Katalau gathers the ball in the line-out
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Fiji continue to dominate when winger Aisea Tuilevu goes over in the corner for a stunning try that takes their lead to 16-6
New Zealand born fly-half Andrew Miller prepares to pass
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New Zealand born fly-half Andrew Miller keeps Japan in contention, scoring with the boot and going over for Japan's first try to limit Fiji to a 16-13 lead at the break
Epeli Ruivadra pass the ball inside
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Japan keep fighting at the start of the second half but Fiji consolidate with a second try from Epeli Ruivadra and a penalty from Nicky Little
Both sides struggle to retrieve the ball from a maul
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Japan fail to add to their half-time score but errors from the Fiji hand Japan the occasional opportunity
Fiji's Norman Ligairi is congratulated by team-mates
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Fiji's Norman Ligairi is congratulated after scooping up his own kick to score a spectacular try that takes the score to 38-13
Fiji's Nicky Little in action
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A final penalty from Nicky Little takes the match out of reach from Japan, and Fiji finish with a comfortable 41-13 victory




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