The eyes of the world will be on Fiji as they take on hosts England at Twickenham Stadium in the opening match of RWC 2015. Fiji will be looking to kick-start the Tournament with an upset of colossal proportions in front of a sell-out crowd and a global TV audience in the hundreds of millions.
Fiji thrashed the Cook Islands 108-6 in June to qualify for the same Rugby World Cup pool as hosts England, Wales and Australia. Fiji have qualified for seven of the last eight World Cups and knocked Wales out of the 2007 tournament with an exhilarating 38-34 victory.
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FIJIAN RUGBY HIGHS AND LOWS
Waisele Serevi holds the individual record for most points by a Fijian in a Rugby World Cup match with 22 points v Namibia in 1999. Serevi converted all but one of Fiji’s nine tries and added two penalties in a 67-18 victory.
Props are unlikely match-winners but Graham Dewes followed Australia's RWC 1991 hero, Tony Daly, into Rugby World Cup front row folklore when he flopped on the ball to score a crucial try in the 2007 tournament and inflict another South Seas embarrassment on Wales.
In losing 66-0 to Wales in RWC 2011 Fiji became the tenth side to be ‘nilled’ in the tournament’s history.