Fiji player ratings vs Australia: 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

Fiji player ratings vs Australia: 2023 Rugby World Cup

Check out the Fiji player ratings vs Australia after the Pacific Islanders secured a historic World Cup triumph against the Wallabies in Saint Etienne.

Fiji capitalised brilliantly on an ill-disciplined performance from Australia to grab their first win against them since 1954 and jump ahead of the Wallabies in the tightly contested Pool C.

Looking confident from the whistle, Fiji conceded just seven penalties compared to 18 from an Australian side who often looked lost without their injured skipper Will Skelton. 

With Fijian kicker Simione Kuruvoli on form – the scrum-half landed five from five before going off – the Wallabies struggled to get a foothold in the game. An opportunistic try from in-form Mark Nawaqanitawase and a late flurry from replacement winger Suli Vunivalu briefly gave the men in green and gold hope. But having built up a 22-8 lead, with Josua Tuisova going over early in the second half, Fiji held on comfortably. 

The result puts both Fiji and Australia on six points, with Fiji ahead thanks to their head-to-head record.

Scroll down for the Fiji player ratings vs Australia.


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  • TRIES: Mark Nawaqanitawase (23′), Suli Vunivalu (68′)
  • CONS: Ben Donaldson (70′)
  • PENS: Mark Nawaqanitawase (23′)


  • TRIES: Josua Tuisova (43′)
  • CONS: Simione Kuruvoli (44′)
  • PENS: Simione Kuruvoli (12′, 21′, 27′, 33′), Frank Lomani (66′)



Most points: Simione Kuruvoli – 14

Metres: Ilaisa Droaese – 65

Defenders beaten: Josua Tuisova – 5

Tackles: Levani Botia -14

Offloads: Levani Botia – 4

Tackles missed: Eroni Mawi – 4

Turnovers won: Levani Botia -3

via World Rugby

Fiji player ratings vs Australia:

1 Eroni Mawi -8

2 Samuel Matavesi – 8.5

3 Luke Tagi -8

4 Isoa Nasilasila -7

5 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta – 7

6 Lekima Tagitagivalu -8

7 Levani Botia – 10

8 Viliame Mata – 8

9 Simione Kuruvoli- 8

10 Teti Tela – 7

11 Semi Radradra – 7

12 Josua Tuisova – 9

13 Waisea Nayacalevu (c) – 7

14 Jiuta Wainiqolo – 6

15 Ilaisa Droasese – 8