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Wales vs Fiji: Rugby World Cup live scores, blog

9th October, 2019
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Wales

29

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Fiji

17

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9th October, 2019
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Wales

29

Match Complete

Fiji

17

R. Patchell69
L. Williams68
J. Adams60
R. Patchell57
53
D. Biggar31
J. Adams30
D. Biggar19
J. Adams17
8K. Murimurivalu
3J. Tuisova

4
Tries
3
3
Conversions
0
1
Penalty Goals
0
0
Field Goals
0

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Wales can confirm their spot in the quarter-finals and virtually assure top spot in Pool D with a win over Fiji. Join The Roar from 8:45pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage this clash.

Wales have done the hard work in their epic win over the Wallabies. Results against Fiji and Uruguay in their final group games will ensure they face the team finishing second in Pool C, either France or England.

For Fiji, this tournament has been a struggle. They started well against Australia but fell away and lost.

Then they suffered an embarrassing loss to Uruguay. They restored some pride with a rampaging win over Georgia.

Upsetting the Welsh here would be a huge shot in the arm and restore some faith in the island nation.

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made two back-row changes from the team that edged the Aussies.

James Davies comes in at openside flanker for the rested Justin Tipuric while Ross Moriarty replaces Aaron Wainwright, who drops to the bench.

Davies joins older brother Jonathan Davies in the same Wales starting side for a second time and the first occasion in a World Cup.

The duo become the third pair of Welsh brothers to play in a World Cup game.

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Moriarty lines up at number 8 while Josh Navidi switches to blindside flanker.

Saracens prop Rhys Carre is the other change with Nicky Smith dropping out of the squad. Dan Biggar is back in after suffering a head knock in the win over Australia.

Fiji have made one change to the side that flogged Georgia with number 8 Viliame Mata replacing Peceli Yato, who returns to the bench.

Prediction
This should be an open and entertaining battle, with Fiji able to throw caution at the wind and go for it. Ultimately, Wales should have too much in the tank for them.

Wales to win by 16 points.

Join The Roar from 8:45pm (AEDT) for the play by play.

Game information

When: 7.45pm (AEST)
Where: Oita, Japan
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Wales $1.09, Draw $41, Fiji $8

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Wales: L Williams; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (C), Navidi, James Davies, Moriarty. Replacements: Carre, Dee, Lewis, Shingler, Wainwright, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin.

Fiji: Murimurivalu; Tuisova, Nayacalevu, Botia, Radradra; Volavola, Lomani; Ma’afu, S Matavesi, Saulo, Cavubati, Nakarawa, Waqaniburotu (C), Kunatani, Mata. Replacements: Dolokoto, Mawi, Ravai, Ratuniyarawa, Yato, Matawalu, Vatubua, J Matavesi.

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