A side with incredible talent, Fiji could give Australia and Wales some problems.

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Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

It would take incredible good fortune for Fiji to be contenders at the Rugby World Cup but they can cause an upset or two. They can easily win over neutrals in the crowd as well.

How They Qualified

Fiji qualified for the tournament by winning the Pacific Tri-Nations.

Key Players

Nemani Nadolo is a monstrous presence on the wing and impressive lock Leone Nakarawa is possibly the best offloader on the planet. Oh yeah, then there’s Semi Radradra, Peceli Yato, Niki Goneva… you get the idea.

Beast: Nemani Nadolo often takes three men to take him down (Getty Images)

The Coach – John McKee

McKee has been with Fiji since 2014. He has spoken at length about the challenges of assembling a consistent squad but there is some scary talent around. He’s overseen wins over Italy, Scotland and Georgia in Suva, and Canada in Narbonne.

Major Work-ons

In their recent defeat to Tonga, defensive pressure meant Fiji could not run out of trouble. They need a plan B and passing accuracy.

Fiji Rugby World Cup Warm-ups

  • Saturday 13 July 2019: Fiji 27-10 Maori All Blacks
  • Saturday 20 July 2019: Maori All Blacks 26-17 Fiji
  • Saturday 27 July 2019: Japan 34-21 Fiji
  • Saturday 3 August 2019: Fiji 38-13 Canada
  • Saturday 10 August 2019: Fiji 10-3 Samoa

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups

Fiji Rugby World Cup Group

Fiji are in Group D with Australia, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay.

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups

Fiji Rugby World Cup Kit

Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Contest: Fiji lost to Australia back in 2015 (Getty Images)

Fiji Rugby World Cup Squad

Below is Fiji’s current 32-man squad. Before the tournament begins one more player will be cut.

Forwards:
Mesulame Dolokoto,
Samuel Matavesi,
Ratu Vere Vugakoto,
Campese Ma’afu,
Eroni Mawi,
Peni Ravai,
Lee-Roy Atalifo,
Manasa Saulo,
Kalivati Tawake,
Tevita Cavubati,
Leone Nakarawa,
Api Ratuniyarawa,
Tevita Ratuva,
Semi Kunatani,
Viliame Mata,
Mosese Voka,
Dominiko Waqaniburotu,
Peceli Yato.

Backs:
Frank Lomani,
Nikola Matawalu,
Henry Seniloli,
Levani Botia,
Jale Vatubua,
Ben Volavola,
Vereniki Goneva,
Filipo Nakosi,
Waisea Nayacalevu,
Semi Radradra,
Josua Tuisova,
Joshua Matavesi,
Alivereti Veitokani,
Kini Murimurivalu.

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Previous World Cup Results and Record

Fiji’s Rugby World Cup Record: P28 W10 D0 L18

  • 1987 Quarter-finals
  • 1991 Pool stages
  • 1999 Quarter-final play-offs
  • 2003 Pool stages
  • 2007 Quarter-finals
  • 2011 Pool stages
  • 2015 Pool stages

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