Dream comes true for Fiji captain Kevin Naiqama
Last Updated: 19/11/17 12:04pm
Captain Kevin Naiqama was reduced to tears after Fiji stunned New Zealand to set up a World Cup semi-final against Australia.
The Kiwis were highly fancied to progress despite last week's shock defeat by Tonga but they produced a flat performance and Fiji took advantage to claim a 4-2 win in a tryless game.
Full-back Naiqama was named man of the match and he gave an emotional post-match interview.
He said: "It's indescribable. I'm so proud of these boys.
"I had the utmost belief from the moment we went into camp. I never stopped believing. I always said we could win this game. It's a dream come true to get it done."
Penalty goals in either half from Apisai Koroisau and Taane Milne were enough for the Bati in Wellington as they reached a third successive semi-final.
Star half-back Jarryd Hayne said: "We slayed a giant tonight.
"We prepared for it all week, we prepared for it all tournament. We laid the foundations in '08 and we have seen the fruits in 2017. It's an unreal feeling, it's unbelievable.
"We are in the business of slaying giants. We got one tonight and it is the biggest test next week. It's as simple as that."