What we’ve loved, and what’s at stake: The state of play as WXV reaches grand finale

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Fiji and Spain were involved in some proper tussles - competition their set-ups have been craving - whilst Kazakstan battling past Kenya offered a glimpse of what’s to come from their reinvigorated 15s programme. There were a few wince-inducing scorelines, but - given that Colombia’s opener against Fiji was their 10th-ever test match - the fact they found themselves with a seat at the table at all is to be celebrated, and could prove a sea-change moment in their development. 

Claire Thomas by Claire Thomas