The World Cup kicked off last night with England's exciting 35-11 win over Fiji.
The underdogs from the south sea islands gave a good account of themselves in defeat, especially the rampant wing Nemani Nadolo, who blew past tacklers with sensational strength and also showed exceptional aerial abilities to field a cross-kick and score.
He also gained a fair bit of attention for his reaction to the Fijian anthem, shedding John Hayes-style tears alongside his team-mates. Nadolo is obviously a proud Fijian, as he also defended his country after ITV commentator Nick Mullins made a disparaging remark about their resources.
Mullins said during the game that 'They will be back in Fiji around one television hoping the generator doesn't fail them."
Most fans felt the comment was very disrespectful and Nadolo agreed, tweeting this response to Mullins after the game.
The host nation's nerves were shredded as England stuttered rather than strode peacock-proud into the World Cup, struggling to shake off a spirited Fiji, coming too close for any degree of comfort to losing the showpiece opener.
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