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Fiji: Running the numbers on their chances at the Rugby World Cup

Giant Nemani Nadolo plays on the wing for Fiji. Photo: AFP

Giant Nemani Nadolo plays on the wing for Fiji. Photo: AFP

It is easy to write romantically about Fijian rugby; these mysterious yet smiling gods of the running game.

They are richly endowed with talent, and their games have all the excitement of the great underdog battles, with metaphors of the David versus Goliath not uncommon. Their small islands and rugby teams are draped in culture and tradition and are as ethereal in song as they are with ball in hand alike.

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