Fiji v Uruguay preview: What time does it start, what channel is it on and where can I watch it?

A look ahead to the Pool A fixture at Stadiummk

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With Pool A decided, it’s a chance for both Fiji and Uruguay to aim for a high and get off the mark before leaving the tournament.

It’s a big game for…

Nemani Nadolo: While hailed as a major threat for the Fijians, and indeed has been against England and Australia, but having received a one week ban from the citing officers, he will need to be at his best to help atone for his absence.


Fiji: Kini Murimurivalu; Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Vereniki Goneva, Lepani Botia, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Nemia Kenatale; Sakiusa Matadigo, Akapusi Qera, Dominiko Waqaniburotu; Leone Nakarawa, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa; Leroy Atalifo, Sunia Koto, Campese Ma'afu.

Replacements: Wiliame Veikoso, Peni Ravai, Taniela Koroi, Tevita Cavubati, Netani Talei, Henry Seniloli, Josh Matavesi, Timoci Nagusa.

Uruguay: Gaston Mieres; Santiago Gibernau, Joaquin Prada, Andres Vilaseca, Rodrigo Silva; Alejo Duran, Agustin Ormaechea; Alejandro Nieto, Matias Beer, Juan Manuel Gaminara; Jorge Zerbino, Santiago Vilaseca; Mario Sagario, Carlos Arboleya, Alejo Corral.

Replacements: German Kessler, Oscar Duran, Mateo Sanguinetti, Mathias Palomeque, Franco Lamanna, Juan De Freitas, Jeronimo Etcheverry, Francisco Bulanti

Best stat…

31: This is the number of consecutive matches in which Fiji have scored a try, the longest run by any test team. Conversely, they have conceded tries in every World Cup game they have played in, (27) and Uruguay are yet to score a try in this World Cup.

Remember when…

The tournament was a goal for all? At this time of the tournament, some teams will be thinking about qualification for the next competition. Uruguay and Fiji will both find themselves in that position, so let us look back to some of the best tries of the World Cup Qualifiers.

Player to watch…

Vereniki Goneva. He scored a contender for a try of the tournament against Wales, despite having the short turnaround that came with that fixture. His pace and power has often been utilised well by Leicester, though more frequently on the wing.

Past meeting…

Fiji 39 Uruguay 24 1999

Form guide…


Uruguay: LWLLLL

Vital information…

Kick-off: 20.00 Tuesday 6th October.

TV: Live on ITV4.