The Flying Fijians are determined to finish their Rugby World Cup pool stages on a high as they finalise preparations for their match against Wales at Oita Stadium, this Wednesday.
Head Coach John McKee has made just one change to the run on team that dominated Georgia 45 – 10 in Osaka last week, with Viliame Mata coming in to number eight moving Peceli Yato to the bench.
Off the back of their strong performance last against Georgia, McKee
says the team are looking to build and step up again when they meet the current
6 Nations Champions.
“We see this final pool game as both a challenge and an opportunity, it
is important to finish the pool stage on a high note” he said.
“We carry some confidence and momentum from the Georgia match and at the same time know we must step up in performance in this match as it will be of a higher intensity” He added “Wales present a big challenge to us as they are the current 6 Nations Champions and recently held the World Rugby No 1 ranking and we can see the strengths across their squad.”
“They have a very good defensive system and work rate so we know we will
need to work hard to create scoring opportunities for ourselves” he commented.
The Flying Fijians face Wales in their final pool match at 9.45pm,
Wednesday 9 October at Oita Stadium.
Flying Fijians Round 4 Pool D Rugby World Cup team v
- Campese Ma’afu
- Sam Matavesi
- Manasa Saulo
- Tevita Cavubati
- Leone Nakarawa
- Dominiko Waqaniburotu
- Semi Kunatani
- Viliame Mata
- Frank Lomani
- Ben Volavola
- Semi Radradra
- Levani Botia
- Waisea Nayacalevu
- Josua Tuisova
- Kini Murimurivalu
16. Mesulame Dolokoto
17. Eroni Mawi
18. Peni Ravai
19. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
20. Peceli Yato
21. Nikola Matawalu
22. Jale Vatubua
23. Josh Matavesi