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Finals spot at stake when Fiji plays Japan

July 29, 2015 6:43 pm

The Vodafone Flying Fijians and Japan square off in the Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament this morning, with both teams eyeing a place in the final.

With this being the last round of cross pool matches before the finals are decided, a Fiji win will guarantee the side a place in the final.

However, a Japan win, coupled with Samoa and Tonga losing their games, will see the Cherry Blossoms qualify for the final.

Meanwhile, Japan coach Eddie Jones says the PNC is a great platform for his team ahead of the World Cup.

_“Players playing domestically in Japan which isn’t to a great standard and the Asian Three Nations are marginally higher , and the PNC we play against countries we will play in the World Cup so that level really rise. So that is nice step up progression for us.”

The Fiji-Japan game starts at 10am, while in two other matches today, USA plays Tonga at 7.30am, while Canada meets Samoa at 12.30pm.