Fiji Rugby World Cup Odds 2011
Fiji tend to be every one's second team in world rugby and they will be out to win over the fans once again at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, they are more known as a force in Sevens Rugby but they are trying their best to be competitive in thr 15 man format as well. They showed in 2007 that they should never be underestimated when they went all the way to the Quarter-Finals after beating Wales in a classic group match. It was a real breakthrough for the Fijian team and they will be hoping to achieve something similar in New Zealand.
The problem for Fiji and the other Pacific Island Teams is the fact that they keep losing players to their bigger rivals in New Zealand and Australia, Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu re just two examples of Fijian born players playing for New Zealand after growing up there. With that in mind it is too much to expect the Fiji team to have too much success at this level, they will however always be competitive with the aim of causing an upset or two along the way.
Fiji find themselves in a tough section with South Africa, Wales and Tonga all joining them in Pool D in New Zealand, they will know that the matches against Tonga and Wales will be the key ones for their chances. The game against Wales will bring back memories from the 2007 World Cup and they will be dreaming of a repeat this time around, in truth though Fiji face an uphill task if they are to move into the last eight of the tournament.
Fiji do have plenty of players that play in Europe as well as New Zealand and Australia with the likes of Deacon Manu and Wame Lewaravu likely to be two of the key men for the team at the World Cup.
Fiji Rugby World Cup 2011 Squad
As and when we receive the full Fiji squad for the World Cup we will be placing it here for punters and fans.