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Friday Jan 15, 2021

WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

During the 2007 World Cup Fiji launched an extraordinary three-minute comeback against the Springboks despite playing with 14 men.

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Fijian legend Seru Rabeni was serving time in the sin bin as they trailed 14 points to South Africa during the quarter-finals of the tournament when out of nowhere they scored two converted tries.

Their first try came as a moment of inspiration from winger Vilimoni Delasau who chipped ahead of the Springbok defence to score a brilliant individual effort from 50 metres out.

Almost immediately from the restart Fiji then hit South Africa with a stunning counterattack try from deep through the link up of fly half Seremaia Bai, full back Norman Ligairi and scrum half Moses Rauluni, before winger Sireli Bobo was able to finish and send the crowd wild at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.

Fijian fly half Nicky Little, who was injured in the previous match against Wales, was acting as a pitchside pundit but could barely speak with excitement.

Despite this heroic period of play, South Africa went on to beat Fiji 37-20 and eventually lifted the trophy after beating England in the final in Paris.

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