Rugby World Cup 2019: Fiji

World ranking: Ninth

Qualification: First in Oceania

Best result: Quarter-finals 1987, 2007

TAB odds: $501

Chances: For all their speed and skill in sevens, and absolute passion for rugby, the Fijians have never really cracked the 15-a-side format, mainly due to their loosey-goosey style of play.

They've traditionally struggled in the forward exchanges, but are certainly capable of the odd upset, as they showed against France last year.

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 21
Australia v Fiji, Sapporo, 4:45pm (live updates)

September 25
Fiji v Uruguay, Kamaishi City, 5:15pm

October 3
Georgia v Fiji, Higashiosaka City, 6:15pm

October 9
Wales v Fiji, Oita Prefecture, 10:45pm (live updates)