Little: Win was beautiful

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Nicky Little attacks for Fiji during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Little represented Fiji and is one of three men to have scored 125 points on the biggest stage. Little starred in the 2007 tournament by helping Fiji dump Wales out to make the last eight. Picture: READ RUGBY UNION

“The win was beautiful”. That was how a visibly emotional former Flying Fijian fly-half Nicky Little described Fiji’s historic win against Australia during an ITV Rugby World Cup podcast with David Flatman.

“I was at home, and I watched it with my wife and kids,” Little said.

The 71-test veteran said the Simon Raiwalui-coached side played so well that just the experience of watching them play at their best was special.

“Just the way they played; I think it was so good,” Little said.

Flatman went on to ask Little whether he would have still found it an amazing experience if Fiji lost at the end, to which Little replied he still would have.

“Yes, absolutely. We’ve got nothing. Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, we’ve got nothing because we just got each other and I guess that is why it’s so good,” added Little.

Little played an instrumental role in Fiji’s win over Wales, although injured late in the match at the 2007 World Cup where the Flying Fijians advanced to the quarter-finals.