Fiji based at Swansea Uni for 12 days

Fiji qualified for the RWC 2015 after defeating the Cook Islands last month. Photo: Skypacific

Fiji qualified for the RWC 2015 after defeating the Cook Islands in July. Photo: Skypacific

Fiji will be based at Swansea University in Wales for 12 days playing at the Millennium Stadium against Australia and Wales for the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament.

The Flying Fijians faces Australia at 4.45pm on Wednesday 23 September and come up against Wales at 4.45pm on Thursday 1 October.

The match against Australia four days after their opening match of the tournament against England on 18 September will have to be managed carefully to give the players some time to regroup and organize themselves.

The three-hour drive from London Irish Rugby Football Club where the team will be camping for their important assignment against the hosts to Swansea University will have to be either taken late Friday night after the match against England or early the next morning.

If the team leaves Friday night they will be traveling at night but would be situated at the Swansea University by Saturday morning and would be able to do a team practice run the same morning.

If the team leaves on Saturday morning then the team would be trying to situate themselves and would find themselves missing out on a morning session and would have to do their first run in the afternoon.

This is something that the team management will have to decide but the quicker the team is situated at Swansea University the better but the team has to prime themselves before the match against the Aussies on Wednesday afternoon.

The team will prepare the best against the Red Dragons having a fortnight to acclimatize in Britain and a whole week at Swansea University to solidify a strategy.

After the match against the Welsh, Fiji travels back to Milton Keynes in England for the final match against Uruguay.

The final match at 8pm on Tuesday 6 October will be the last pool match and could be the final match unless the Flying Fijians match against England or Australia is tied and Fiji defeats Wales.

If Fiji defeats Wales and Uruguay and has a draw against England or Australia, then there is a slight chance of advancing to the quarterfinals.

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