A try for Canada’s Justin Douglas to pull the Canadians within two after the Olympic gold medalists started with a converted try was not enough to prevent a deep deficit at halftime, with Fiji ahead three scores at 21–5. Jerry Tuwai’s offload to Apisai Domolailai for Fiji’s second try of the first half, perfectly summarized the skill disparity between the two teams. The third first-half try coming from Kalione Nasoko. Waimea Nacuqu’s second half try, looked to put the match out of reach, with Fiji in front 26–5, but John Moonlight, setting the Canadian appearance record this tournament, scored a twelfth-minute try to cut the lead to two full scores. A steal of the restart kept Canada alive, but Fiji’s D pushed Canada back, costing vital seconds to tick away. The break Canada needed almost came from an offload by Lucas Hammond to Nathan Hirayama, by the airborne Hirayama could not come up with the ball. By the time Fiji had the feed to the scrum, there was too little time left. Frustration cost Canada dearly at the end. A cheap shot sent led to a sin binning for Canada and a potential for further repercussions come morning. Despite already having clinched the win, Fiji added one more try for good measure. Fiji 31, Canada 12.
Fiji advances to the semifinal to face the winner of England–New Zealand. Canada misses out on the top four, but showed a great bounce back from a very disappointing result in Sydney.