Fiji Might Just Have Named The Most Frightening Wing Pairing At The World Cup

Power and pace.

Fiji have named their team for their huge Rugby World Cup pool opener with the Wallabies on Saturday with some surprise selection decisions.

The biggest of them all is the fact that they’ve named Semi Radrardra on the wing, despite the fact that the former Rugby League man has been deployed mainly at outside centre for the Flying Fijians.

His former Toulon teammate Josua Tuisova is on the other wing in one of the most frightening wide pairings we’ve ever seen in world rugby.

Australia meanwhile will have Marika Koroibete and Reece Hodge on their wings to combat the devastating Fijian duo, with James O’Connor handed a start at outside centre. They’ve also opted to start both captain Michael Hooper and David Pocock, a pairing that was made famous at the last World Cup with devastating success.

FIJI

1. Campese Ma’afu
2. Samuel Matavesi
3. Peni Ravai
4. Tevita Cavubati
5. Leone Nakarawa
6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu (capt.)
7. Peceli Yato
8. Viliame Mata
9. Frank Lomani
10. Ben Volavola
11. Semi Radradra
12. Levani Botia
13. Waisea Nayacalevu
14. Josua Tuisova
15. Kini Murimurivalu

Replacements:
16. Tuvere Vugakoto
17. Eroni Mawi
18. Manasa Saulo
19. Tevita Ratuva
20. Mosese Voka
21. Nikola Matawalu
22. Alivereti Veitokani
23. Vereniki Goneva

AUSTRALIA

1. Scott Sio
2. Tolu Latu
3. Allan Alaalatoa
4. Izack Rodda
5. Rory Arnold
6. David Pocock
7. Michael Hooper
8. Isi Naisarani
9. Nicholas White
10. Christian Lealiifano
11. Marika Koroibete
12. Samu Kerevi
13. James O’Connor
14. Reece Hodge
15. Kurtley Beale

Replacements:
16. Jordan Uelese
17. James Slipper
18. Sekope Kepu
19. Adam Coleman
20. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
21. Will Genia
22. Matt To’omua
23. Dane Haylett-Petty