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Flying Fijians wary of Uruguay

October 4, 2015 12:58 am

The Vodafone Flying Fijians are not taking Uruguay lightly, when the two sides clash in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday.

Both teams have yet to register a point in the ‘Pool of Death’, with Uruguay having two games at hand.

Fiji has lost all its three previous matches against England, Australia and Wales respectively.

Coach, John McKee says although Fiji will head into the match as favorites, he has cautioned his troops not to be too complacent against the 19th ranked side in the world.

“We’ve still got another game in this game and we certainly respect Uruguay as well. They are an important team in this World Cup and that’s a challenge for us. It’s a short turn-around and we’ve got to regroup and recover well. For the boys to keep their heads up and their resolve to play the best we can and show the world the type of rugby we can play.”

The Flying Fijians will shift camp tomorrow from Swansea, Wales to Milton Keynes in England for the match against Uruguay at 7am on Wednesday.

You can watch it live on FBC TV and a live commentary will air on Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.

Meanwhile, England became the first host nation to be eliminated in the pool stages of the World Cup, after losing to Australia 33-13 at Twickenham Stadium.

It was the second straight defeat for the Poms, after losing to Wales last week.

Australian flyhalf, Bernard Foley orchestrated the win, contributing 28 points.

The Wallabies are now leveled with Wales at the top of Pool A with 13 points, while England is third with 6 points, with the two top teams now securing spots in the quarterfinals.

Tomorrow, Argentina meets Tonga at 1:30am and Ireland clash with Italy at 3:45am.