Wales vs Fiji by Sebmc
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The Wales are first place in the group with nine points. After quietly defeated Uruguay (54-9) in the first game, Warren Gatland's men have a surprise in the second game by defeating England 28-25. The Welsh, who suffered in scrum and seemed sometimes to be in trouble with the English back line, managed to beat the host country and thus take a big step towards qualification.
The meeting tonight is crucial for Wales who, in case of victory with the offensive bonus, could afford to loose with the defensive bonus in the last game against Australia to ensure qualification.
The Welsh are however not varnish in this World Cup. After having to do without Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies and Rhys Webb, Scott Williams centers, Cory Allen and wing Hallam Amos are out for the rest of the competition. In addition, the fullback Liam Williams is out for this meeting. Despite this, the team is still very beautiful. Alun Wyn Jones is one of the best lokc in the world. The third row is huge while behind, despite the absences, there is talent with North, including Roberts and Cuthbert. The bench is also very solid.
Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert, Tyler Morgan, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin, Tomas Francis Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (captain), Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, James Hook
Fiji has the 4th with 0 points. In the first game, they lost 35-11 against England before losing 28-13 against Australia. The score against the Wallabies is very flattering because teammates of Pocock led 23-3 in the 44th minute. Thereafter, the Aussies were released and are not even able to take the bonus point. Fiji is a very undisciplined team and commits many errors. Moreover, they have no reliable kicker
For this meeting, wing Nadolo, best player of the team, is suspended while Number 9, Matawalu is injured. These absences are tough. The replacement of Matwalu, Nemia Kenatale, plays in Farul Constanta in Romania and is very far from the level of the player of Glasgow Warriors. The first row is very light. The bench is very very low, especially the forwards.
Metuisela Talebula, Timoci Nagusa, Vereniki Goneva, Lepani Botia, Aseli Tikoirotuma, Ben Volavola, Nemia Kenatale; Campese Ma'afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera (captain), Netani Talei, Nemia Kenatale.
Replacements: Viliame Veikoso, Peni Ravia, Leeroy Atalifo, Nemia Soqeta, Malakai Ravulo, Henry Seniloli, Joshua Matavesi, kini murimurivalu
The Welsh must win with the offensive bonus (score at least 4 tries). Faced with a very limited Fijian team this task is largely possible. In addition, the Welsh will play the home game at the Millennium Stadium. The only thing that scares me is the recovery time which have prepared the Welsh from their last game. I think, they will win by at least 17 points.
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