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Summary

  1. Full-time: Wales 17-13 Fiji
  2. North & Cuthbert score Wales' opening tries, with a further penalty try
  3. Nadolo with a converted try & two penalties for Fiji
  4. Fiji's Campese Ma'afu sent off on 52 mins
  5. Priestland misses two touchline conversions, but converts penalty try
  6. Wales full-back Liam Williams named man of the match
  7. Catch up with the whole match using the Live Coverage tab

Live Reporting

By Dafydd Pritchard and Owen Rawlings

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye for now

Wales 17-13 Fiji

Time for us in the Scrum V hotseats to say goodbye. So, Wales avoid another upset against Fiji, but only just.

Warren Gatland clearly wasn't happy with a "frustrating" match, and the Millennium Stadium crowd seemed disgruntled too.

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match report here, and don't forget to tune into Scrum V live on BBC Two Wales tomorrow from 19:00 GMT for Ross Harries and the Scrum V pundits' dissection of the weekend's action.

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Jeremy Guscott

Former England centre on BBC One

Selection for New Zealand next weekend has been made easy because nobody has really put their hand up today for Wales.

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I didn't think they would be so disjointed with the changes because as a squad they're together a lot. But the amount of ball they lost shows it was the changes that disrupted them.

Garin Jenkins

Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

If Fiji are cute at slowing the ball down, we're playing the masters at it next weekend in New Zealand.

Breakdown
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We have to get that support man there quicker because these southern hemisphere sides really contest the breakdown fiercely.

Attendance

Whatever they thought, more than 61,000 people were at the Millennium Stadium this afternoon to see Wales beat Fiji 17-13.

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Michael Rees tweets: New Zealand are going to destroy us next weekend!!!

Mark Krawiecki adds: Poor by Wales. Lucky to hang on. Much to do against the All Blacks.

Adrian Hadley

Former Wales wing on BBC Radio Wales

It's just unforced errors. You can't coach that. These are professional rugby players.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland bemoans a "frustrating" afternoon: "They tried to slow the game down and we probably butchered a number of opportunities."

Faletau
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On Taulupe Faletau's disallowed try: "It's frustrating. All we ask for is consistency and we do not seem to be getting consistency."

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

Liam Williams was a shining light. He's a very brave player but a very natural footballer as well.

He was very unlucky with the disallowed try.

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He was probably the only player who has done his reputation any good today.

Full time

Wales 17-13 Fiji

Well, that was a bit too close for comfort, wasn't it?

There had been a couple of warnings from history - Fiji's 38-34 win which knocked Wales out of the 2007 World Cup and the 16-16 draw in Cardiff in 2010 - but Wales were close to suffering another embarrassing result here.

Fiji played most of the second half with 14 men after Campese Ma'afu's red card, but Nemani Nadolo's late interception try gave them hope of causing another upset.

Wales did not manage a single score in the second period, having crossed for three tries in the first half.

One wonders what it will be like in the Wales changing room. Relief to have won? Disappointment with a disjointed performance?

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Wales captain Gethin Jenkins says: "We'll take a win, but we're disappointed with the performance... we lacked basic skills

"We lost the ball way too often but credit to Fiji, they came here and gave us a hell of a game.

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"We weren't at the races but we'll take the result."

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Steven Stokes tweets: Ah well, we've had worse results against Fiji in recent years. Hope we've got an easy game next...

Adrian Hadley

Former Wales wing on BBC Radio Wales

The second half was absolutely shocking. Wales should have built on a reasonable first half.

But in the second half they couldn't get the line-out right and overturned too much ball.

In the end Wales were the ones slowing the ball to get the clock down.

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Matt Flye tweets: This doesn't bode well for the Rugby World Cup #groupofdeath

Full time

Wales 17-13 Fiji

Garin Jenkins

Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

That was coming wasn't it? Fiji have applied pressure in close quarter play.

But I didn't envisage it coming from deep inside their half!

Converted try for Fiji (Nadolo, con Nadolo)

Wales 17-13 Fiji

Would you believe it? Fiji are still in this.

The man-mountain of a centre Nemani Nadolo picks off Priestland's pass and runs the length of the field to give Fiji a chance to claim another famous result against Wales.

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Nadolo converts and this is now dangerously close for Wales.

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Kevin Hoey writes: On holiday in Goa but ended up listening via Radio Wales. Loving the sun with it being 27 degrees at 21:30 and listening to the match.

Very nice too!

Near miss

Wales 17-6 Fiji (75 minutes)

Wales are living dangerously here, with Fiji letting the ball squirm loose on the Welsh try line.

This will be an important scrum for Wales.

Man of the Match

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Wales full-back Liam Williams takes the accolade, to rapturous applause from the Millennium Stadium crowd.

Wales 17-6 Fiji

Fair to say that decision was less than popular at the Millennium Stadium.

Liam Williams was adjudged to have been held by Tevita Cavubati, but the Wales full-back certainly seems to feel he has been harshly penalised.

Nick Webb

BBC Radio Wales commentator

This is incompetent officiating. That is a try in any language.

It is stretching the definition of the rule to say that Liam Williams was held by the tackler for a fraction of a second.

Disallowed try for Wales (Faletau)

Wales 17-6 Fiji

Liam Williams makes a weaving run into Fijian territory but is tackled by Tevita Cavubati.

Taulupe Faletau
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Williams gets up and passes to Taulupe Faletau, who gallops clear to touch down, but Williams is adjudged to have made a double-movement.

Try review for Wales (Faletau)

Wales 17-6 Fiji

Wales 17-6 Fiji (70 minutes)

Wales are almost sleepwalking into the last 10 minutes of the match here.

Despite the red card to Fiji's Campese Ma'afu, there has been no score in the second half.

Alex Cuthbert and Liam Williams have just led a Welsh attack into the Fijian 22 which came to nothing.

Can Wales break through for their fourth try before the final whistle?

Adrian Hadley

Former Wales wing on BBC Radio Wales

Is this the time for James Hook?

Wales need to fix the Fijian defence to make space. They're just drifting at the moment.

First cap for Ospreys' Nicky Smith, who replaces captain Gethin Jenkins. And Alun Wyn Jones comes on for Luke Charteris.

Wales 17-6 Fiji

Alex Cuthbert is pushed into touch just yards short of the Fiji line.

I don't think the Millennium Stadium crowd has ever been so relieved to see a scrum.

The last 10 minutes have been as disjointed and scrappy as you are ever likely to see from two international teams.

Fiji won't mind - they revel in such loose matches, particularly when they only have 14 men.

Alex Cuthbert
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But Wales need to get a grip if they are to make sure of victory.

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Rebecca Hayes tweets: Since when has dropping the ball all the time become a rule?

Replacement for Wales

Wales 17-6 Fiji (60 mins)

James King comes on for Dan Lydiate at blindside flanker, while tight-head prop Samson Lee makes way for the more mobile and dynamic Rhodri Jones.

Nick Webb

BBC Radio Wales commentator

There is collective madness out there now.

Wales are playing like the South Sea Barbarians.

But Fiji are better at that sort of game, even when they don't have the ball.

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Jesse Tyler writes: From the Welsh Tylers watching England v South Africa. We are cheering on South Africa. Will we ever hear the last of it if England win? To the English lady cheering on Fiji.

Wales 17-6 Fiji

Fiji may have been reduced to 14 men, but they are as threatening as ever.

Josh Matavesi leads a counter-attack into the Welsh half, and Wales have the covering Liam Williams to thank for bundling winger Waisea Nayacalevu into touch to deny Fiji a try.

Nicky Little

Fiji fly-half on BBC One

From experience, this is only going to go one of two ways for Fiji.

They're either going to give up or they're going to go nuts.

Garin Jenkins

Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

Wales have got to take advantage now Fiji are down to 14 men. They've got to inject some tempo.

Red card for Fiji (Ma'afu)

Wales 17-6 Fiji (53 mins)

Campese Ma'afu, sin-binned in the first half, is given a second yellow card for taking out Bradley Davies in the air from a Welsh line-out.

Ma'afu
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Wales will play the last 27 minutes against 14 men.

Adrian Hadley

Former Wales wing on BBC Radio Wales

Surely that's got to be a penalty try and the Fijian has got to go to the bin.

No try for Wales

Wales 17-6 Fiji

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Dan Lydiate is denied a first try for Wales, who have been given a penalty instead.

Try review for Wales (Lydiate)

Wales 17-6 Fiji

We're going upstairs to check if Wales have scored.

At first glance, it looks like Lydiate grounded the ball after a rolling maul. We'll see...

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Caroline Russell writes: We are supporting Fiji today...Let's recognise that Fiji are positive players too. From an English woman fed up with hearing how perfect Wales are.

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

It's poor at the moment. The Wales management and coaching staff won't be happy.

It's very, very easy for Fiji. Wales are so deep and there are no dummy runners. It's so slow.