KAMAISHI – Fiji head coach John McKee refused to single out his misfiring goalkickers after Uruguay stunned them 30-27 in a Rugby World Cup Pool D thriller in Kamaishi on Wednesday.
Fiji missed five kicks in the contest which cost them 11 points as they became only the third side in the World Cup's history to lose despite scoring two more tries than their opponents.
With regular flyhalf and kicker Ben Volavola starting on the bench four days after starting in the loss to Australia, early kicking duties fell to Josh Matavesi.
The Newcastle Falcons player missed three of his five kicks, including two relatively simple shots from near the posts.
McKee bought Volavola on for the last 30 minutes but the 28-year-old too missed a couple of them.