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Fiji defeat Canada sending a warning to RWC teams

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 By Samantha Semoso – EMTV Online

Fiji has fired a warning to the other Rugby World Cup teams after trashing Canada 47-18 in their last warm-up match at Stoop Stadium in Twickenham.

The win shows that the Pacific Islanders will be well and truly looking to spoil England’s World Cup party.

Nikola Matawalu limped off gingerly just before half-time with a leg injury, but was clearly removed as a precaution.

The 26-year-old is Fiji’s biggest threat, even in a back line dripping with strike runners and match winners.

Watching coaches Stuart Lancaster and Andy Farrell were left in little doubt as to who will pose the greatest threat when England open their World Cup campaign against Fiji on Friday week.

England open their Pool A account by taking on Fiji at Twickenham on September 18, desperate for a victory to set the tone for their group-of-death battle.

Only two teams can progress to the quarter-finals, leaving powerhouses England, Wales and Australia all fearing an early exit.

Fiji is keen to muscle in on that last-eight argument themselves, and would love nothing more than to shock the hosts at the top of the tournament.

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