Rugby World Cup
Fiji make four changes for Australia clash
ESPN Staff
September 21, 2015
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Fiji coach John McKee has made four changes to the side which lost their World Cup opener against England for Wednesday's Pool A clash against Australia in Cardiff.

Tuapati Talemaitoga, Tevita Cavubati and Netani Talei come in for Hooker Sunia Koto, second-rower Apisalome Ratuniyawara and No. 8 Sakiusa Matadigo.

Blindside flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu serves a one-week ban after being cited for a tip tackle on England's Jonny May, with his place taken by Clermont's Peceli Yato.

"We play with short turnarounds in the Pacific Nations Cup, so in terms of our systems, recovery and analysis, we have practised that,"  said McKee.

"We have made some changes to our forward pack which were pre-planned, to make sure we get a number of fresh players into the line-up but keeping the continuity with the core of our team."


Talebula, Nayacalevu, Goneva, Lovobalavu, Nadolo, Volavola, Matawalu; Talei, Qera (captain), Yato, Nakarawa, Cavubati, Saulo, Tuapati, Ma'afu.

Replacements: Veikoso, Ravai, Colati, Soqeta, Ravulo, Kenatale, Matavesi, Tikoirotuma.

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