Fiji vs Uruguay Rugby World Cup 2019: When is it, what time does it start, how to watch online, TV channel

The Independent Sports 1 month ago

The Rugby World Cup continues on Wednesday with the Pool D clash between Fiji and Uruguay in what will prove a special occasion at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium.

After threatening to upset Australia in their opening encounter, Fiji will go into the clash as favourites for victory to get their campaign up and running, having seen a second-half flurry of tries by the Wallabies preventing them from taking a bonus point out of their Sapporo clash.

Uruguay meanwhile will be playing their first match in Japan having had a bye in round one, though they face an uphill task as the weakest side in the pool.

However, the story could prove more about the location than the result. Kamaishi was decimated by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, with more than 1,000 people killed by the ensuing tsunami that struck the area.

A decision was taken to build the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on the site of schools that were destroyed by the tsunami, and with this being one of two matches to take place there, it will be a moment to savour for the local community.

The tournament takes place in Japan
France's players attends a training session at the Fuji Hokuroku Park
Japanese children perform the Haka
Ireland's Rhys Ruddock attends a gym training session
Japan's wing Kotaro Matsushima is tackled by Russia's centre Vladimir Ostroushko
Former New Zealand international Richie McCaw holds the Rugby World Cup trophy during the tournament's opening ceremony
Japan fans cheer on their team
An Argentina fan wearing a mask with an image of football player Lionel Messi
France supporters kiss outside the Tokyo Stadium
A France supporter dressed as Obelix
A France fan reacts
Australia's hooker Silatolu Latu is tackled
A France fan reacts
A France fan waits
Argentina's centre Jeronimo de la Fuente (C) is tackled by France's wing Yoann Huget
New Zealand's players perform the Haka
New Zealand's players perform the Haka
Japan's players bow
New Zealand's scrum-half TJ Perenara (L) and full back Ben Smith interact with fans
Fans await the start of a game
Ireland's wing Jacob Stockdale (2nd R) runs with the ball
England's centre Manu Tuilagi scores a try
England supporters attend a match
A dog with ears coloured in pink
A Wales supporters laughs outside the City of Toyota Stadium

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

When is it?

Fiji vs Uruguay takes place on Wednesday 25 September at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 2:15pm Japan Standard Time, which is 6:15am BST.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV 4 and the ITV Hub from 5:45am.

Teams

Fiji: Veitokani; Nakosi, Radradra, Vatubua, Goneva; J Matavesi, Seniloli; Mawi, Dolokoto, Saulo; Ratuva, Ratuniyarawa; Waqaniburotu, Voka, Nakarawa.

Replacements: Vugakoto, Ma’afu, Atalifo, Cavubati, S Matavesi, Matawalu, Volavola, Botia.

Uruguay: Mieres; Freitas, Cat, Vilaseca, Silva; Berchesi, Arata; Sanguinetti, Kessler, Arbelo; Dotti, Leindekar; Gaminara, Civetta, Diana.

Replacements: Pujadas, Gattas, Rombys, Lamanna, Juan Diego Ormaechea, Agustin Ormaechea, Etcheverry, Inciarte.

Odds

Fiji to win: 1/33

Uruguay to win: 50/1

Draw: 90/1

Prediction

Fiji 45-7 Uruguay: Even though Fiji retain just three of their players from the win over Australia, they are three of their very best in Semi Radradra, Leone Nakarawa and captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu. They should have enough fire-power to see off the South American minnows.


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