Fiji to target Wales back row as they chase Rugby World Cup upset

Wales vs Fiji
World Cup
9th October

Fiji will seem to put stress on Wednesday on Wales rejigged rear row in their Rugby World Cup clash because the Pacific islanders seem to maintain their subdued hopes alive, coach John McKee explained.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has chosen to break Justin Tipuric for the Pool D game at Oita Stadium, bringing in James Davies at openside flanker.
Ross Moriarty has been encouraged from the bench to start at No 8, with Josh Navidi switching around to the blindside.
McKee has brought Viliame Mata using the Edinburgh forwards termed at No 8 in place of the benched Peceli Yato, to his rear row.
The only change to this Fiji starting Olympic rugby sevens gold medallist Mata will endure with openside flanker Semi Kunatani and ruler Dominiko Waqaniburotu.
Weve got some quite good back rowers, and whichever way we perform them, its a very strong, strong back row around the park, said McKee.
We can see just what a solid side theyre around the breakdown. Among the battles will be there.
Wales certainly look to attack the ball on the carriers and either try to win turnovers or slow the ball up. That will be a critical area for us, firstly to ensure we get good continuity and that secondly, were capable to get fast ball
Having lost both opening pool games from Australia and Uruguay, success in their final clash against Wales would keep Fiji in contention for the quarter-finals, but they would require either the Welsh or the Wallabies to slip up in their final matches to go through.
While Uruguay is met by Wales pool D leaders Australia play Georgia in their final match.
We see that this final pool sport as a challenge and an opportunity, it is important to finish the pool point on a good note, said McKee.
We take some confidence and momentum from the Georgia match and at the identical time know we have to step up in functionality in this game as it will be of a greater intensity.
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Wyn Jones, two Ken Owens, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 6 Josh Navidi, seven James Davies, 9 Ross Moriarty.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Aaron Shingler, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Owen Watkin.
Fiji: 15 Kini Murimurivalu, 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Waisea Nayacalevu, 12 Lepani Botia, 11 Semi Radradra, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Frank Lomani; 1 Campese Maafu, two Samuel Matavesi, 3 Manasa Saulo, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c), 7 Semi Kunatani, 8 Viliame Mata.
Replacements: 16 Mesulame Dolokoto, 17 Eroni Mawi, 18 Peni Ravai, 19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 21 Nikola Matawalu 23 Josh Matavesi.

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