Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
Global Global
New Zealand New Zealand
France France
Highlights available at
Fiji
Fiji
23 - 24
Full Time
Portugal
Portugal
Events
Commentary

Live Updates

It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

Viliame Mata comes on.

79'

Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta comes off.

79'
Conversion

Samuel Marques has kicked a conversion.

79'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Portugal is finished off by Rodrigo Marta

77'

Spellbinding play by Raffaele Storti is finished off with a try.

77'

This is dangerous for the defence as Raffaele Storti bursts through to advance the Portugal attack.

77'

Duarte Torgal comes on.

76'

Steevy Cerqueira comes off.

76'

Peni Matawalu comes on.

76'

Selestino Ravutaumada comes off.

76'
Penalty Goal

Frank Lomani kicks the penalty.

75'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Tomas Appleton getting some game time.

73'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Jose Lima being replaced.

73'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Duarte Diniz getting some game time.

73'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Mike Tadjer being replaced.

73'
Penalty Goal

Frank Lomani has kicked a penalty goal.

73'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Teti Tela getting some game time.

71'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Josua Tuisova being replaced.

71'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Albert Tuisue getting some game time.

71'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Viliame Mata being replaced.

71'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Pedro Bettencourt getting some game time.

71'

Portugal decide to make a substitution, with Tomas Appleton being replaced.

71'

A gap opened in the defence and Sireli Maqala took full advantage.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Tevita Ikanivere took full advantage.

70'

Portugal make a substitution with Joao Granate coming on.

68'

Portugal make a substitution with Nicolas Martins coming off.

68'
Conversion

The Fiji supporters go wild as Frank Lomani successfully kicks the conversion.

68'
Try

Mesake Doge scores the try from close range.

67'

Portugal sub Vincent Pinto comes onto the field.

64'

Manuel Cardoso Pinto departs for Portugal.

64'

Fiji sub Iosefo Masi comes onto the field.

61'

Waisea Nayacalevu departs for Fiji.

61'

Portugal sub Anthony Alves comes onto the field.

61'

Diogo Hasse Ferreira departs for Portugal.

61'

Fiji sub Mesake Doge comes onto the field.

60'

Luke Tagi departs for Fiji.

60'

Fiji sub Tevita Ikanivere comes onto the field.

60'

Sam Matavesi departs for Fiji.

60'

Fiji sub Peni Ravai comes onto the field.

60'

Eroni Mawi departs for Fiji.

60'

Portugal sub Tomas Appleton comes onto the field.

60'

Pedro Bettencourt departs for Portugal.

60'

David Costa comes on for Portugal.

56'

Francisco Fernandes leaves the field.

56'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Samuel Marques kicks the conversion.

52'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Francisco Fernandes from scoring as they record the try for Portugal.

50'
Yellow Card

Levani Botia (Fiji) is shown a yellow card

49'
Conversion

Frank Lomani adds the two points for Fiji.

48'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Levani Botia dots the ball down from close range.

47'

Sireli Maqala makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'

Rodrigo Marta makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'
Conversion

Samuel Marques adds the two points for Portugal.

46'
Try

A clever kick there by Portugal allows Raffaele Storti to collect the ball and touch down for the try.

44'

Raffaele Storti makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44'

Spellbinding play by Pedro Bettencourt is finished off with a try.

44'

Jeronimo Portela makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44'

Samuel Marques makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'

Fabulous play by Fiji has led to Vinaya Habosi being able to wriggle through a gap.

38'
Penalty Goal

Samuel Marques has kicked a penalty goal.

37'

Fabulous play by Portugal has led to Rafael Simoes being able to wriggle through a gap.

33'

Trouble here as Manuel Cardoso Pinto breaches the defence.

32'

Trouble here as Vinaya Habosi breaches the defence.

27'

Trouble here as Raffaele Storti breaches the defence.

26'

Fiji make a substitution with Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta coming on.

16'

Fiji make a substitution with Temo Mayanavanua coming off.

16'

A gap opened in the defence and Frank Lomani took full advantage.

13'
Penalty Goal

Frank Lomani kicks the penalty.

9'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

0'
Load More

Bonus Points Awarded

+1
Lost by 1 points

Match Details

Fiji v Portugal

Rugby World Cup - Round 5
Sun 8th October 2023, 03:00pm EDT
Stadium de Toulouse

Points Flow Chart

Portugal win +1
Fiji
Portugal
Fiji
Time in lead
Portugal
34
Mins in lead
24
43%
% Of Game In Lead
30%
50%
Possession Last 10 min
50%
6
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Marques
79'
23 - 24
Marta
77'
23 - 22
Lomani
23 - 17
75'
Lomani
20 - 17
73'
Lomani
17 - 17
68'
Doge
15 - 17
67'
Marques
52'
10 - 17
Fernandes
50'
10 - 15
Botia
10 - 10
49'
Lomani
10 - 10
48'
Botia
8 - 10
47'
Marques
46'
3 - 10
Storti
44'
3 - 8
Half Time
Marques
37'
3 - 3
Lomani
3 - 0
9'
Start

Win Probability

Fiji
91%
Draw
1%
Portugal
8%
Ruck-Won by Duarte Torgal

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
Fiji
Portugal

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.5
11
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.6
9
Entries

Attack Profile

Fiji
Portugal
More Less More

Defence Profile

Fiji
Portugal
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
48%
47%
3-6 secs
32%
27%
6+ secs
14%
20%
96
Rucks Won
59

Last 5 Penalties

60'
62'
65'
71'
74'
Fiji
Portugal

Other Fixtures

USER NOTICE:

As part of a series of planned improvements, we will need you to reset your RugbyPass password from 24/07/24 to continue commenting on articles.

You don’t need to change anything until that time.

Thank you,

Comments

0 Comments
Be the first to comment...

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Sign up for free

Who Will Win?

Fiji will enter this clash with Portugal as heavy favourites. Deservedly so, too. After all, if Fiji claim a single point, they’ll qualify for the quarter-final stage of the Rugby World Cup.

However, the match is far from a foregone conclusion. Portugal have performed admirably in the competition so far and even earned a spirited draw against Georgia earlier in the pool. This weekend, they’ll look to gain their first ever win at the Rugby World Cup.

Think you know which way that Fiji vs Portugal will go? Vote in our poll below.

Head-to-Head

Since 2005, Fiji and Portugal have faced each other twice (most recently in 2013). Fiji have won both of these games and will be looking for a repeat result in this eagerly anticipated Rugby World Cup clash.

Our data doesn’t quite go back this far. But, as the two sides continue to face each other, it will continually update. Soon you’ll be able to spot patterns, such as how often each team is victorious, how often the home team wins and how often the team that scores the first try wins.

Team Form

Fiji will enter this clash with Portugal on the back of two wins, including a statement victory against Australia. Prior to the Rugby World Cup, they also beat England at Twickenham.

On the other hand, Portugal’s last five matches have ended in four defeats and a draw. However, the country’s draw with Georgia has provided the team with some hope, and they’ll be looking to use this momentum to cause an upset.

Other Fixtures

Fiji vs Portugal is an important fixture for deciding the quarter-final ties in this year’s Rugby World Cup. That said, several other important matches are also taking place this weekend. Check out the latest fixtures and results below.

Fiji vs Portugal 2023: Detailed Match Preview

On Sunday 08th October, 2023, Fiji will face Portugal at Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse.

This clash will determine who qualifies from Pool C alongside Wales. As they’ve already beaten Australia, Fiji only require one point from this game to secure qualification. But, if they lose the game and do not get a bonus point, Australia will instead qualify for the quarter-finals.

Unfortunately, Portugal are only playing for pride. This is because they cannot qualify for the quarter-finals or automatically qualify for Rugby World Cup 2027. However, a win could see them finish above Georgia, depending on other results. This would be a major achievement for the country, who have performed admirably in this year’s Rugby World Cup.

When was the first Fiji vs Portugal game? When was the first Fiji vs Portugal game?

The first Fiji vs Portugal game took place in 2005 and Fiji won this encounter 26-17.

Have Fiji ever played against Portugal at the Rugby World Cup? Have Fiji ever played against Portugal at the Rugby World Cup?

No. This will be the first time that Fiji vs Portugal has been a Rugby World Cup fixture.

Have Portugal ever beaten Fiji? Have Portugal ever beaten Fiji?

No. The two sides have only ever faced each other twice and Fiji have won both of these matches. They won 26-17 in 2005 and 36-13 in 2013.

Related News

World Rugby has clarified three law changes that will come into effect on July 1, 2024 - changes which aim to improve the game's e…

Ian Cameron
09 May 2024, 10:54
Opinion

The Six Nations has given me bit of head space to reflect about rugby and its direction of travel. It’s funny, I remember Frik d…

Jake White
21 Mar 2024, 7:53

Scotland will face world champions South Africa in November at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in the first meeting between the two sides…

Josh Raisey
19 Mar 2024, 10:04

The results have been published from the largest ever studies into the forces experienced by rugby players in-game using smart mou…

Josh Raisey
06 Nov 2023, 5:45
Search