Uruguay vs Fiji Live: RWC 2019 Uruguay vs Fiji Live Stream, prediction time, Rugby live scores, TV, result and news 2019 Rugby World Cup Fiji vs Uruguay Preview & Prediction Fiji unveiled a raft of changes Monday for their Rugby World Cup Pool D game against Uruguay, with only three players surviving from their opening clash with Australia. Here’s what you need to know.
Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu, loose forward Leone Nakarawa and centre Semi Radrada will be the only remaining starters from the Australia game for Wednesday’s match. There was no place in the matchday squad for flanker Peceli Yato, who left the field with a concussion during Fiji’s 39-21 defeat to Australia on Saturday.
Josh Matavesi was named at fly-half with his brother Samuel on the bench, while Mesulame Dolokoto, Jale Vatubua and Filipo Nakosi will make their World Cup debuts.
Uruguay coach Esteban Meneses picked a young side for his team’s first match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, including two playing professional rugby in France.
Fiji – John McKee
“We are coming off a short turnaround and it’s their first game, so they will have been targeting us. For our players, it has been important to focus on this game. We did play in Kamaishi in the Pacific Nations Cup, so the boys have settled in very quickly.”
Uruguay – Oscar Duran (assistant)
“(We plan) to give it our all on the pitch, to stick to our game plan and try to control the game in all areas against an opponent who needs the win as much as we do. If ever I have been certain of anything it is this team’s and its staff’s firm intention to do our very best on Wednesday, as well as afterwards.”
Fiji pushed Australia all the way in their RWC opener but the Wallabies proved too good in the final quarter of the game. The Fijians showed some good signs in that game and will be confident of bouncing straight back here and they can make light work of the Uruguayans even with a much-changed team. Those coming into the side will have a chance to impress ahead of what shapes to be a crucial match against Georgia and several could force their way into the reckoning for that game.