1 Oct 2007

Fiji moves into the quarter finals happy with their performance

11:38 am on 1 October 2007

Fiji rugby union captain Moses Rauluni says committment to preparation and home has won them a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in France.

A 38-34 win against Wales has put Fiji back in the final 8 for the first time since 1987, and they'll face South Africa in the quarter finals.

Raulini says they were reasonably confident after scoring three quick tries in the first half.

"I think we thought you know we had it won in the first 30 minutes, and Akapusi Gara got sinbinned, you know they scored a lot of tries and came back to take the lead, but you know years ago Fiji would have lost those games. You know I'm so proud of the boys. They stuck to it and we came out with the win to all the training that we did leading up to this, plus all the support we got back home, and our families and friends, you know the Fiji diehard fans that have been there, you know I'd just like to thank them all because they're ones why we're here, and this is why we are representing them."

Moses Rauluni. But the win has cost them their first five Nicky Little who has been ruled out for six weeks, with a medial ligament injury.