Fiji stun Kiwis to make World Cup semis

Jarryd Hayne of Vodafone Fiji Bati on attack against the New Zealand defence during their quarter-final match. Fiji beat NZ 4-2

A semi-final against favourites Australia awaited the victor of the third quarter final between New Zealand and Fiji at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Bati belief came in handy as they rattled the Kiwis up front with a solid defence and great composure.

Leading 2-0 at the break, it was Fiji's mouths rather than anything else which gave New Zealand their opening points four minutes into the second stanza, with the Bati pinged for back-chat and Shaun Johnson duly kicking the penalty from easy range.

The favourite:While the shock of last week has put the Kiwis aspirations of featuring in the Final into question, the quality of the home side should be too much for the flair of Fiji to contend with.

Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.

Both teams squandered numerous opportunities in the quarter-final, but Fiji deserved their victory in what was the equal lowest scoring game in World Cup history.

SIN BIN! Jordan Rapana has been sent to the bin for a professional foul - slowing down the play and failing to get off Suliasi Vunivalu.

New Zealand, who lost star forward Jason Taumalolo to Tonga and were without Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor for disciplinary reasons, made a bright start to the tournament but Tonga knocked the stuffing out of the 2008 champions and Fiji finished them off.

Victor Moses should be back next week - Antonio Conte
The Chelsea wide-man has not played since going off injured during last month's defeat against his former club Crystal Palace. Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has spoken concerning the surprised resignation of Technical Director, Michael Emenalo.

Calamos Advisors LLC Raises Position in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)
On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. The Company's shares have declined -2.01% in the past month, -100.00% in the last twelve months, and -100.00% on an YTD basis.

Swiss National Bank Raises Stake in Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM)
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Iron Mountain from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. The stock of Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT (NYSE:IRM) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 20.

Fiji enjoyed a strong start with hard running and a willingness to offload troubling the Kiwis defence with errors and penalties allowing the visitors to dominate territory and possession.

It wasn't entirely ineffective, with Kiwis fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck being forced to make try-saving tackles on Fiji back-rower Brayden Williame and wing Marcelo Montoya.

MISTAKE! Fiji looking risky on attack in the opening 10 minutes, after the Kiwis cough up the footy the Fijians knock the ball on just inside NZ's 30m line.

They now face Australia in next week's semi-final.

Blair said jobs were on the line on Saturday - and not only coach David Kidwell's.

Kiwis: Tuivasa-Sheck, Watene-Zelezniak, Whare, Takairangi, Rapana, Martin, Johnson, Taupau, Levi, Waerea-Hargreaves, Mannering, Tapine, Blair.

Interchange: 14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 15.

Penalties from Apisai Koroisau and Taane Milne - one in either half - secured Fiji's triumph and a semi-final meeting with the Kangaroos.

Related News:

  • Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif shimmy after 5 years!

    Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif shimmy after 5 years!

    The song has been shot in the Morocco and the locations are attractive and our stars are giving a compliment to the locations. When we would play out the song during the shoot, the townsfolk would be dancing on their rooftops, balconies and alleyways.
    Esposa de Ledezma confirma fuga del ex alcalde rumbo a Europa

    Esposa de Ledezma confirma fuga del ex alcalde rumbo a Europa

    El dirigente opositor, Antonio Ledezma , huyó a Colombia desde Venezuela , donde permanecía en arresto domiciliario, en Caracas .
    Hope for breast cancer sufferers as breakthrough drug approved

    Hope for breast cancer sufferers as breakthrough drug approved

    One cycle of palbociclib - or 21 capsules - costs £2,950 (US$3894), while 63 tablets of ribociclib will be around the same. It had previously rejected palbociclib because its cost was too high in relation to its clinical effectiveness.
  • Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named Golden Globe Ambassador

    Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named Golden Globe Ambassador

    For the 2018 show, the position has been expanded to include philanthropic work for the Golden Globes' charitable fund year-round. The actor addressed his daughter's big news on Instagram , writing, "We're extremely proud and thankful for this moment".

    Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)

    Adobe Systems Incorporated has a beta of 0.79, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The value of the investment in (ADBE) increased from $48,517,000 to $51,058,000 a change of $2,541,000 quarter over quarter.
    Strong 6.3 quake  rattles remote part of Tibet

    Strong 6.3 quake rattles remote part of Tibet

    An natural disaster of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. However, the quake caused power failure and building damages in a number of villages in the epicenter in Nyingchi City .
  • Venus Williams' house burgled while competing at US Open

    Venus Williams' house burgled while competing at US Open

    She has her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods. Palm Beach Gardens police did not release information about the accident until the website TMZ reported it three weeks later.
    CMT Show 'Nashville' Will End With Season 6

    CMT Show 'Nashville' Will End With Season 6

    It's almost time for Nashville's final encore, as the show will soon depart the stage for the very last time. Nashville 's sixteen-episode final run is set to start the first Thursday in January on CMT.
    Iran Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 3% in Decade

    Iran Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 3% in Decade

    Global CO2 emissions from all human activities are set to reach 41 billion tonnes (41 Gt CO2) by the end of 2017. Vardhan called upon both the developed and developing countries to fulfil their commitment for pre-2020 period.
  • Coleman leaves Wales post

    Coleman leaves Wales post

    Coleman led Wales to the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2016, the nation's greatest achievement in their history in the competition. FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales manager come to an end".
    What Are Analysts Suggestions On Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (DPLO)

    What Are Analysts Suggestions On Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (DPLO)

    The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.8 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.3. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Diplomat Pharmacy by 5.0% in the 1st quarter.
    Super Eagles submit 30-man provisional squad May

    Super Eagles submit 30-man provisional squad May

    The Federal Government says the Super Eagles are in a high spirit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will make Nigeria proud. Between next April and May, we should be able to know which players would represent our team at the World Cup.

Most liked

Delhi smog: Trains delayed as air pollution level hits new high
So far, 49 trains have been delayed, 14 have been rescheduled and one cancelled due to pollution. The schools were shut down, children and older people were told to stay indoors.

Broadway Vets Bobby Cannavale & Rose Byrne Welcome Baby #2!
Her partner Bobby, 47, also has a son, 22 year old Jake Cannavale, from a previous marriage with his ex-wife Jenny Lumet. The 38 year old actress told Jones Magazine: "I'm a little exhausted but feeling good", she told the publication.

Kennedy named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I team
Chewins, who owns a 3.91 grade-point average as a finance major, is now eligible to earn Academic All-America honors. Back on September 30, the upstate NY native snared a career-high five receptions in 37-20 victory over Lehigh.

German court ruled Kuwait Airways within its rights to refuse Israeli passengers
Kuwait Airways was brought to court after by an Israeli citizen who booked a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok with the airline. Jewish and political leaders in Germany criticized the ruling handed down Thursday by the district court.

CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea in Group C
Hosts of the inaugural edition of the competition in 2009, Ivory Coast head Group B, who will play in Marrakech. The tournament will take place between January 13 and February 4, 2018.

Jackson set to kick off Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade
It's the official start to the urban Christmas festivities season - at least as far as road closures go. Spectators can line both sides of Jasper Avenue to watch the almost 30 entries in this year's parade.

Former President HW Bush faces new groping allegation
CNN also contacted the woman's ex-husband and her best friend and both said she told them about it shortly after it occurred. The allegations against Mr Bush came amid a series of sexual misconduct scandals that have been roiling Hollywood.

Lookout for Price Target? Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW), Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG)
Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (1) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). The Company operates through liquefaction and regasification operations at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal segment.

Spencer Dinwiddie leads Nets at the point in easy win over Jazz
Greg Logan has worked for Newsday since 1982 covering a wide array of sports and events, now including the Brooklyn Nets beat. Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Friday.

Cabinet approves formation of National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST
The decision comes in the wake of the fact that in 2016-17, pulses production had touched 23 million tonnes. The authority will have a sunset date of two years from the date on which the chairman assumes charge.

San Diego County unemployment drops to 3.7% but job growth stalls
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate in California was 4.3 percent last month, while the national rate was 3.9 percent. New employment numbers are out for Kern County and the data shows unemployment is at its lowest in a decade.

Westchester Capital Management Inc. Has $8.79 Million Position in Intel Corporation
This represents a $1.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. 49 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. The stock of Health Insurance Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:HIIQ) earned "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, July 17.

Bill Clinton should've resigned over sex affair, Sen. Gillibrand says
Henry asked Reines if Hillary Clinton has done any "soul-searching" that she didn't let her husband's accusers "be heard". Senate voted to keep POTUS WJC. "Over 20 yrs you took the Clintons' endorsements, money, and seat", he wrote on Twitter .

Comcast Corp A (CMCSA) Ownership Decreased by Capital World Investors
Federated Investors Pa holds 0.03% or 232,724 shares. 2,299 are owned by Wealthtrust. (NYSE:T) to report earnings on January, 24. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have issued a buy rating to the company.

Masked-man Irving leads Celtics to 13th win in a row
Boston may experience drops in production from players like Brown and Tatum; there's still so many games left to play. Those were a bit different, but they weren't quite as out-of-the-box as the latest player exclusive he's dropping.