Final countdown starts for Fiji-England clash
September 18, 2015 5:02 am
Its countdown time now as the nation waits for the big game.
It has been the most talked about match in England this week, with a barrage of media attention on both the teams.
Fiji has been working hard and looking at some interesting features of our team,four of the XV – Sunia Koto, Leone Nakarawa, Sakiusa Masi Matadigo and Gabiriele Lovobalavu – started Fiji’s last RWC match, the 66-0 defeat by Wales at RWC 2011.
Koto becomes the first front-row forward to play for Fiji at three different Rugby World Cups.
Lovobalavu and skipper Akapusi Qera will also start matches for a third Rugby World Cup, one behind record holder Nicky Little, who featured in four editions.
Qera will lead his team out for the 21 st time and needs to score one try to equal his country’s RWC record of four.
The record is currently held by two players including Vereniki Goneva, who starts at outside centre against England.
While these stats make interesting reading, it’s down to what the team brings to Twickenham tomorrow.
Sure enough the Fijian hunger and desire will be burning strong at 7am.
The opening ceremony takes place at 6am before the match gets underway an hour later.