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Summary

  1. Group A FT: Wales 23-13 Fiji
  2. Wales fail to secure bonus point
  3. G Davies & Baldwin tries, Biggar 2 cons & 3 pens for Wal
  4. Goneva try, Volavola 2 pens, 1 con for Fiji
  5. Use live coverage tab for BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and 5 live coverage

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Victory over Fiji means Wales will reach the quarter-finals if Australia beat England at Twickenham on Saturday. But if Stuart Lancaster's men prevail over the Wallabies, Wales will probably need to beat Australia on 10 October. 

But that's enough chit-chat on Wales, Fiji, Australia and England because France are set to take on Canada in Milton Keynes. If you want to know what's happening at stadium:mk, Mike Henson will guide you through the match - all you need to do is click here. 

Thanks, as always, for joining us. Bye for now. 

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CJ O'C: 3 out of 3. Can watch England v Australia with a casual beer. Come on the Aussies!!  

Johngee123: despite the organisers efforts in adverse scheduling Wales continue unbeaten.. what next RFU

Small Man Peaky: Neither Australia or Wales have secured bonus point against Fiji. Could be crucial. Still think England will lose out.

Lancaster ready for 'must-win' game

England v Australia (Sat, 20:00 BST)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster summed up the situation nicely earlier. 

"It is a must-win game," he said of Saturday's match at Twickenham. "If we don't win then we don't qualify from the pool stage of a World Cup. There is no hiding away from that, nor from where the responsibility and accountability lies."

Sitting on the fence

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Despite Wales' victory, Pool A is still too close to call - until we know the result of England's tussle with Australia. 

Fiji coach John Mckee sits firmly on the fence when asked which two teams would get out of group 'A'

Fiji coach John Mckee sits firmly on the fence when asked which two teams would get out of group 'A'

Davies shines again

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Gareth Davies has proved himself an able deputy for the injured Rhys Webb. The Scarlets scrum-half scored a try, made the most clean breaks (3) and won the most turnovers (4) during the match. He also came close to scoring a second in the dying minutes but was denied by a desperate but resolute Fijian defence. 

Gareth Davies
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Faletau to the fore

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Taulupe Faletau again covered acres of grass for his country. The number eight rescued Wales' retreating scrum on a number of occasions and the Dragons talisman made 13 tackles, one fewer than Fiji's Netani Talei who topped the tackle charts.

Fiji impress Byrne

Former Wales full-back is impressed by the improvements made by Fiji since their 66-0 defeat by Wales at the last World Cup. 

Really Impressed with the way the Fijians have handled themselves in this WC think back 4 years ago proud nation. Great welsh win #3from3

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Am I right in thinking that if England beat Aus and they beat Wales then Wales go out and England top the group? #bbcrugby

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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Wales' failure to get a bonus point has set many an England fan on a rambled monologue about ifs, buts and maybes. But former World Cup winner Will Greenwood has his say...

Lot of @englandrugby fans asking about Bonus points - irrelevant unless we beat Australia - let's do that first!!

'Wales a step closer'

Wales 23-13 Fiji

How tough was that!! Fiji were brilliant at times, but a professional effort by our boys and one step closer #greatrugby #iamwales

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Matthew Morgan
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Will Matthew Morgan start for Wales in their clash against Australia on 10 October? The full-back caught the eye from full-back against Fiji, making 124m with the ball in hand - the most of any player - but Liam Williams should have recovered from his knock to the head against England by then. 

Will Warren Gatland switch Morgan to the wing at the expense of Alex Cuthbert? 

Familiar look for Australia

England v Australia (20:00 BST)

Michael Hooper and David Pocock
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Australia revert to the XV which beat Fiji for the Pool A clash at Twickenham.

Open-side flankers Michael Hooper and David Pocock, who impressed in the opening win by providing a dual threat at the breakdown, both start again for Michael Cheika's side.

Australia XV: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Rob Horne; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu; Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons; Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock.

Joseph back for England

England v Australia (Sat, 20:00 BST)

Jonathan Joseph
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Speaking of England versus Australia, England head coach Stuart Lancaster makes three changes to the XV which started the defeat by Wales, with centre Jonathan Joseph, number eight Ben Morgan and lock Joe Launchbury all returning. Here's the team:

England: Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Brad Barritt, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Ben Morgan.

Replacements: Rob Webber, Mako Vunipola, Kieran Brookes, George Kruis, Nick Easter, Richard Wigglesworth, George Ford, Sam Burgess.

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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Pool A makes for pleasant reading for Wales fans, but what will it look like come Saturday evening after England's rumble with Australia? 

World Cup Pool A
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Applause for Fiji

Wales 23-13 Fiji

#fji take the applause of the crowd at the Millennium Stadium as they walk around the pitch. So deserved

'Good win for the boys'

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Good win v #FJI boys Doug deep. Thought Fiji were superb. Keep the pressure on. Now we wait till Saturday. #WAL . #RWC2015

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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Wales v Fiji
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Wales outscored Fiji two tries to one, and Warren Gatland's men could have scored more in the first half had they kept their composure in critical moments. Fiji threatened on numerous occasions in the second half, but Wales were streetwise towards the end. 

In the words of captain Sam Warburton: "I was knackered in the first half to be honest with you."

Player reaction

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Wales captain Sam Warburton: "Our priority today was to win, not the bonus point, and Australia didn't get a bonus point against Fiji.

"Credit to Fiji they played they like had nothing to lose. It was extremely tough but we've got three wins from three. 

"If someone said that at the start of the tournament, we would have snapped their hand off."

Wales mark their territory

Wales 23-13 Fiji

They didn't always have it their own way, but Wales' superior possession and territory gave them the platform on which to achieve their third win of the tournament. Unbeaten with one game remaining and currently top of their pool. 

Wales v Fiji
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Unbeaten and onward

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

George North, Jamie Roberts and Ken Owens
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That was a big, physical, absolutely brutal Test match. Fiji's fitness and scrum was immense although we had them on toast in the line-out. No bonus point but if you'd offered me three wins from three two weeks ago I would have bitten your hand off.

'Scrum concern'

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Gareth Davies
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It was a professional job by a lot of tired individuals by Wales. Thankfully there are eight days to go until their next big battle with Australia. Well done to Fiji. They played their hearts out. Wales played good quality professional rugby but the one concern is the scrum."

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Wales v Fiji
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And Wales can breathe a little easier after overcoming that tricky hurdle. It looked as if the Fijians could cause an upset, and do England a favour, but Wales just about had enough to keep them at bay. 

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Jamie Roberts
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Rhys Priestland releases Alex Cuthbert, but the winger runs out of turf and the referee's whistle signals the end of an entertaining match. 

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Lung-busting tackle after lung-busting tackle as Fiji recycle and recycle without really going anywhere... Jamie Roberts out of his line quickly. Oof, go the crowd... He earns his team the penalty.. Wales go quickly...

Wales 23-13 Fiji

But James Hook is swallowed up by a gang of Fijian defenders and there's no way the Welshman is going to emerge with the ball. Fiji decide to dash from their own 22 in stoppage time... 

Wales 23-13 Fiji

 A cute flick from the back of the hand from Taulupe Faletau which sets Gareth Davies free to weave into Fiji's 22.... George North, on the other side, attempts to dance through the defence, but he can't... Wales still in possession, still making inroads. 

'Job done'

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

It's almost a job well done. Wales have stuck to their guns and have done what they needed to do."

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Jamie Roberts
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Jamie Roberts crashes into Viliame Veikoso and Akapusi Qera and the crowd groan in unison. High-impact, high-octane. Wales emerge with the ball... a chance for James Hook but the replacement outside-half loses possession. 

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Wales 10m from the Fijian line. Alun Wyn Jones gives Metuisela Talebula the ball but the lock is fortunate that the full-back doesn't have the audacity to run from his own 22. Three minutes remaining. 

'Fantastic defensive work'

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

That is absolutely incredible. Fantastic work...as good defensive play as you will see."

So close

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

That's a big call, a 50-50 in my opinion, but it was a tough call for the TMO and he had to be sure. I thought it may have touched the whitewash.

No try

Wales 23-13 Fiji

There seems to be a Fijian hand under the ball. "TRY! TRY!" scream the crowd, but it's wishful thinking because the ball was not grounded properly. Rob Howley raises his arms. Wales with put-in at the scrum, though... 

Try review

Gareth Davies
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Alun Wyn Jones sets his pack rumbling... Sam Warburton on the base of the maul... inch by inch they go forward... Gareth Davies sniping and snapping around the fringes... the scrum-half whiffs a space down the blindside... he stoops, he slides...  but did the momentum take him over the line? 

Finish it off

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

Fiji are just strolling back into position now in defence, Wales just need to keep the ball in hand and wait for the opportunities.

Wales 23-13 Fiji

Justin Tipuric set free by Rhys Priestland and the replacement flanker confidently barges through a couple of Fijian tackles... raucous cheers for the home team as they surge forward. 

Campese Ma'afu  messing up at the breakdown and Priestland finds touch. Players breathing heavily after a bruising encounter which only has six minutes remaining. 

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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Dan Biggar comes off for Rhys Priestland
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A wry smile from Dan Biggar as he hobbles off the pitch, to be replaced by Rhys Priestland. Cramp ending the outside-half's game. Fiji with a line-out in Wales' 22... a solid foundation for a forward drive.