Here's everything you need to know about Fiji at this World Cup


Fiji Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Fiji came into the tournament with a lot of expectations and while they pushed Australia close in their opening game, a shock defeat by Uruguay in their second ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. They still showed plenty of flair in their final two matches against Georgia and Wales.

How They Qualified

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

Key Players

Impressive lock Leone Nakarawa is possibly the best offloader on the planet and then there’s Semi Radradra, Peceli Yato, Vereniki Goneva… you get the idea.

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Offloader: Leone Nakarawa is one of the finest players in the world (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, Georgia and France.

Major Work-ons

We love their flair but occasionally it gets them into trouble when they face defensive pressure, trying to attack from deep when kicking for territory would be a more pragmatic option. A Plan B is vital.

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
  • Saturday 31 August 2019: Fiji 29-19 Tonga

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

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

Fiji Rugby World Cup Squad

Below is Fiji’s current 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup, including their non-travelling reserves;

Forwards (17):
Mesulame Dolokoto
Samuel Matavesi
Ratu Vere Vugakoto
Campese Ma’afu
Eroni Mawi
Peni Ravai
Manasa Saulo
Kalivati Tawake (replaced by Lee-Roy Atalifo on 5 September after suffering a knee injury)
Tevita Cavubati
Leone Nakarawa
Api Ratuniyarawa
Tevita Ratuva
Semi Kunatani
Viliame Mata
Mosese Voka
Dominiko Waqaniburotu
Peceli Yato

Backs (14):
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

Non-Travelling Reserves
Joeli Veitayaki
Tevita Ikanivere
Luke Tagi
Albert Tuisue
Johnny Dyer
Nemani Nagusa
Serupepeli Vularika
Sevenaia Galala
Eroni Sau
Setareki Tuicuvu

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Previous World Cup Results and Record

Fiji’s Rugby World Cup Record: P32 W11 D0 L21

  • 1987 Quarter-finals
  • 1991 Pool stages
  • 1999 Quarter-final play-offs
  • 2003 Pool stages
  • 2007 Quarter-finals
  • 2011 Pool stages
  • 2015 Pool stages
  • 2019 Pool stages

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