2007 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 37 - 20 Fiji

Sunday, October 7, 2007

October 7, 2007
15:00 (UTC+2)
South Africa 37 – 20 Fiji Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Referee: Alan Lewis
Tries: J Fourie 13' m
J Smit 35' m
JP Pietersen 51' c
J Smith 70' c
B James 80' c
Con: P Montgomery (3/5)
Pen: F Steyn (1/1) 8'
P Montgomery (1/1) 63'
Tries: V Delasau 57' c
S Bobo 59' c
Con: S Bai (2/2)
Pen: S Bai (2/2) 26', 44'

South Africa defeated Fiji 37-20 to advance to the semi-final stage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in their quarter-final match at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France.

Francois Steyn opened the scoring with a penalty for South Africa, and Jaque Fourie and John Smit scored tries. Seremaia Bai scored two penalties for Fiji as South Africa led 20-6 in the 51st minute.

Fiji were reduced to fourteen men when Seru Rabeni received a yellow card for a late tackle. However Vilimoni Delasau and Sireli Bobo scored two tries in two minutes as Fiji levelled the score at 20-20. South Africa pulled ahead to win with a penalty from Percy Montgomery and tries from Juan Smith and Butch James.

South Africa will face Argentina in the semi-finals, who defeated Scotland 19-13.

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