Welsh found the respite he needed by defeat Fiji 38-23 at the Principallity Stadium and added his first victory after losing first to New Zealand and then to South Africa.
The island team began with the possession of the ball and dominance of the game before the Europeans. This wide advantage of the oceanic players led to the first try of the match. The celebration began with the breaking of the defense line by Viliame Mata, who then assisted with an offload inches from the ingoal to Waisea Nayacalevu to support the opening points of the meeting.
However, just after ten minutes, the Welsh woke up to start with the attack plan, which worked. Maul’s strategy paid off. After a powerful push from the forward pack, Ryan elias met the ingoal and did not hesitate to throw himself to stand up to the Principallity Stadium. Afterwards, the Dragons continued the pressure on foreign territory, Fiji’s defense was unstable and Eroni Sau revealed the lack of balance. The wing was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Johnny Williams. The absence of this player was noted at the end of the first half with an excellent conquest of Kieran Hardy, who turned the score around 14-13.
In the complementary stage, the game did not have a clear development and had many errors on the part of both teams. None of them were able to reach the five-meter line at first. Despite this, the visiting group rubbed the lamp and again Nayacalevu he scored to place his team on top.
Midway through the match, Fiji totally lowered their level. The admonition of Eroni Mawi gave Wales a tremendous amount of opportunity to expand on the result. Elias, Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit and Liam Willams they sealed the victory of the Dragons who took advantage of the exhaustion. The team led by Wayne Pivac triumphed despite not having been at the best level and defeated 38-23.