Stadium record tumbles again as Fiji crush Uruguay

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell
Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

The Rugby World Cup 2015 bowed out of Milton Keynes on a high as the attendance record at stadium:mk was broken for a third time in a row.

For Fiji’s 47-15 win over Uruguay, 30,048 fans filled the MK Dons stadium, breaking the previous record set on Saturday when Japan beat Samoa.

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

The final match at stadium:mk was a fairly one-sided affair, with the Fijians on top as early as the third minute when they were awarded a penalty try.

Overall, the Flying Fijians ran in seven tries against Pool A minnows Uruguay, with Nemia Kenatale and Leone Nakarawa crossing the line before half time to leave the South Americans trailing 26-10 at half time.

The Teros were yet to score a try in the World Cup, but Carlos Arboleya and Agustin Ormaechea scored either side of the break to give their fans something to celebrate.

As Fiji began to stretch their legs in the second half, Ormaechea was sent off as Uruguay were reduced to 14 men.

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

Fiji’s tournament is now over, while Uruguay take on England in Manchester on Saturday.

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell

Fiji vs Uruguay. Pic: Jane Russell