Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa

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By Dafydd Pritchard
BBC Sport Wales at Oita, Japan
Wales are capable of winning the Rugby World Cup, according to Fijis star next row Leone Nakarawa.
Wales beat Fiji 29-17 at a thrilling contest in Oita to secure a more quarter-final place.
Nakarawa, 31, is enjoying his third World Cup and considers his side dropped to one of those 2019 championships leading contenders.
Nothing is hopeless for these, stated that the 2018 European Professional Rugby Player of the Year.
If they believe that they could win the World Cup, they could win the World Cup.
Theyve been number one in the Earth, therefore it is possible that they can win the World Cup.
Fiji gave an almighty fright in Oita, rushing early in the game with a typically flamboyant screen, brimming with invention and flair in attack whilst brutally bodily in all aspects of their play to Wales.
Nakarawa by freeing his arms from an Hadleigh 12, set the tone tackle to create a basketball-style offload to the opening try of Josua Tuisova.
Wales looked rattled at there but they written themselves to take the head, which they lost early in the second half before yanking to secure a victory.
We shocked Wales in the first half and we could see it in their faces they were so shocked, said Racing 92s Nakarawa.
We performed well in the second half but then they showed why theyre among the best five sides in the world.
They got the number one place each month and they demonstrated why.
This was a fourth World Cup in which Fiji had been confronted by Wales.
Their only defeat was suffered by them from the 2007 tournament, a chaotic reduction which resulted in the sacking of mind coach Gareth Jenkins and knocked out Wales at the pool stage against the Pacific Islanders.
Ever since then, however, Wales have won every match against Fiji.
And although the squad at Japan was included of several of the very remarkable talents on display in the World Cup – Tuisova Nakarawa and also Semi Radrada one of them they paid a heavy price for failing to take their own opportunities.
Fiji had three tries mastered for passes that are forward, while two yellow cards the exact same as Wales – undermined their bidding to lead to an upset.
It is those kind of small things on a huge stage in this way, added former Glasgow player Nakarawa.
It seems modest, but it has moments like what cost you in games like this.
Wales played really well. Instead, they capitalised on our mistakesour errors and mostly our indiscipline.
Fijis defeat Wales abandoned them with only one win from their World Cup campaign, despite having the lead in their opening match against Australia before succumbing to the Wallabies.
This came in fashion however, Fiji were made to regret a shock loss against Uruguay which ended their hopes of attaining the quarter-finals.
It was a terrific effort, but thats rugby, explained Nakarawa.
Win or lose, it is not the end of the road and we are going to come back further.
For us it is all over now. We are going to return and come to 2023.
I want to desire the Wales team all the best for the rest of the World Cup.
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