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Fiji knock New Zealand out of Rugby League World Cup

Fiji are into the semi-finals. Credit: PA

New Zealand are out of the World Cup after Fiji edged a try-less game to book a World Cup semi-final date with Australia.

The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to claim a 4-2 victory in an error-strewn first meeting between the sides.

Fiji dominated the first half in Wellington but were too slow and laboured to break the Kiwis down as they failed to add to Apisai Koroisau's penalty.

The Bati could not make the most of Jordan Rapana's sin-binning and only held a slender advantage heading into the closing stages after Shaun Johnson and Taane Milne exchanged two-pointers.

But that proved to be enough as they held on to reach a third successive semi-final.

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