In the Rugby World Cup France Round 1 match between Australia and Fiji in Pool C, Fiji won 22-15 to claim their first victory of the tournament against the two-time champions.

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Australia, who won their first match of this tournament to move up to seventh in the world rankings, and Fiji, who lost their first match and dropped to ninth in the world, have met Australia 7 times so far, with 9 wins, 22 losses and 19 draw, and Australia have met three times in the World Cup, winning each of them.

In the match held in Saint-Etienne, Australia stole the ball in their own half in the 2rd minute and sent the ball deep into the opponent's half with a kick, and winger Mark Nawanganitawase scored a try in the end.

On the other hand, Fiji took a 1-3 lead in the first half thanks to scrum-half Symi KURBOLI scoring four penalty goals, including those over 23 metres.

In the third minute of the second half, Fiji extended their lead by scoring a try after center Joshua Tuisova caught the ball after bouncing and running in to extend their lead with a kick.

Fiji continued to attack fiercely in attack and defence by taking advantage of their physical strength, limiting Australia's counterattack to just one late try to win 50-4.

It was the first time in 12 years since 8 that Fiji beat Australia in a national team match, and it was their first victory in this tournament against the two-time champions.

Wales, who have won two consecutive matches, lead Pool C with 3 points, while Fiji and Australia are in second place with six points, but they won head-to-head matches.

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