September 19, 2019 / 10:28 AM / a month ago

Factbox: World Cup - Australia v Fiji

(Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool D fixture between Australia and Fiji:

WHERE

Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

WHEN

Saturday, September 21 at 1.45pm local time (0445 GMT)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 6

Coach: Michael Cheika (Australia)

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team:

15-Kurtley Beale, 14-Reece Hodge, 13-James O’Connor, 12-Samu Kerevi, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Christian Leali’ifano, 9-Nic White, 8-Isi Naisarani, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-David Pocock, 5-Rory Arnold, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Tolu Latu, 1-Scott Sio

Replacements: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-James Slipper, 18-Sekope Kepu, 19-Adam Coleman, 20-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21-Will Genia, 22-Matt Toomua, 23-Dane Haylett-Petty

FIJI

World ranking: 9

Coach: John McKee (New Zealand)

Captain: Dominiko Waqaniburotu

Team: 15-Kini Murimurivalu, 14-Josua Tuisova, 13-Waisea Nayacalevu, 12-Levani Botia, 11-Semi Radradra, 10-Ben Volavola, 9-Frank Lomani, 8-Viliame Mata, 7-Peceli Yato, 6-Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5-Leone Nakarawa, 4-Tevita Cavubati, 3-Peni Ravai, 2-Sam Matavesi, 1-Campese Ma’afu

Replacements: 16-Veremalua Vugakoto, 17-Eroni Mawi, 18-Manasa Saulo, 19-Tevita Ratuva, 20-Mosese Voka, 21-Nikola Matawalu, 22-Alivereti Veitokani, 23-Vereniki Goneva.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)

Assistants: Luke Pearce (England), Andrew Brace (Ireland)

TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

POOL D FIXTURES (date/opponent/venue)

AUSTRALIA

Sept 29 v Wales Tokyo

Oct 5 v Uruguay Oita

Oct 11 v Georgia Fukuroi

FIJI

Sept 25 v Uruguay Kamaishi

Oct 3 v Georgia Osaka

Oct 9 v Wales Oita

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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