Fiji players celebrate during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

RWC 2019: Fiji vs Uruguay, prediction, time, live scores, TV, result and news

Fiji unveiled a raft of changes Monday for their Rugby World Cup Pool D game against Uruguay, with only three players surviving from their opening clash with Australia. Here’s what you need to know.


Fiji players celebrate during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu, loose forward Leone Nakarawa and centre Semi Radrada will be the only remaining starters from the Australia game for Wednesday’s match.

There was no place in the matchday squad for flanker Peceli Yato, who left the field with a concussion during Fiji’s 39-21 defeat to Australia on Saturday.

Josh Matavesi was named at fly-half with his brother Samuel on the bench, while Mesulame Dolokoto, Jale Vatubua and Filipo Nakosi will make their World Cup debuts.

Uruguay coach Esteban Meneses picked a young side for his team’s first match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, including two playing professional rugby in France.

Los Toros will be led by fly-half Felipe Berchesi, who plays for the southern French team Dax, and can also count on experienced flanker Juan Manuel Gaminara, who played all three games for Uruguay at the 2015 World Cup.

The match is a repeat of the pool game in 2015 which Fiji won 47-15.

Rugby World Cup: All the latest updates

Click on the links below to go to the landing pages.

Fiji vs Uruguay: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction

Kick off time: It’s a bright eyed and bushy tailed affair. Kick off is at 7:15 SAST on 25 September 2019. All the action is live on SuperSport 1.

For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.

Prediction:  It should be an easy win for Fiji, even after the brutal match against Australia. Fiji to win by 30 or more.

RWC 2019 live scores and result: Fiji vs Uruguay

Additional reporting by AFP/World Rugby.