Ireland make it six wins in a row with narrow victory over Fiji

A late Ian Keatley penalty was the difference between the teams

BY Simon Maguire 19:30 Saturday 18 November 2017, 19:30 18 Nov 2017

Fiji’s Dominiko Waqaniburotu and Nikola Matawalu tackle Cian Healy of Ireland. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland made it six wins in a row with a narrow 23-20 victory over Fiji on Saturday. 

A late Ian Keatley penalty gave Ireland a scrappy win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The hosts had led 17-10 at the break with tries from Darren Sweetnam, Dave Kearney and Jack Conan before the visitors fought back with scores from Henry Senioli and Timoci Nagusa. 

The home side now head into their final Autumn international against Argentina with a chance to extend their winning run. 

Victories over England, USA, Japan (x2) and South Africa have seen Joe Schmidt's side consolidate their grip on fourth place in the World Rugby rankings. 

Last weekend's 38-3 record-breaking win over South Africa saw the men in green get their November International Series off to the perfect start.

Tries from Andrew Conway, Rhys Ruddock, Rob Herring and Jacob Stockdale saw off the southern hemisphere side.

Stuart Lancaster, Fiona Steed, and Stephen Ferris joined Adrian Barry at the #AvivaFanStudio and full post-match analysis can be viewed here:

 

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