# Fiji

Last month
February 2023
# exit door
Fiji head coach Cotter quits seven months before Rugby World Cup
The 61-year-old took charge of Fiji in 2020.
Last year
# Must do better
'I was delighted to see the Mexican wave. I don't think we had much to do with it'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he isn’t worried about the depth of his wider squad.
# Review
'Pretty underwhelming' - Farrell makes no excuses for Ireland display against Fiji
The Ireland boss was happy with a win and three new caps but not too much else.
# onto the next one
Timoney double helps Farrell's Ireland to scrappy win over 14-man Fiji
There was plenty of frustration for Ireland even as they scored five tries in a 35-17 win.
# dublin date
Fiji boss says tomorrow's Test match will be used as ‘training session’ by Ireland
Andy Farrell’s side go into the game having downed South Africa and with Australia on the horizon.
# stepping up
Jeremy Loughman to make Test debut as Ireland team to face Fiji is named
Tadhg Furlong will become the 109th player to captain Ireland.
# first cap
'The USA asked what kind of interest I had... I was like, 'I want to play with Ireland''
Munster prop Jeremy Loughman is set to make his Ireland debut against Fiji on Saturday.
# playmaker
Carbery set to start at 10 for Ireland as Farrell makes changes for Fiji
Stuart McCloskey looks likely to continue at inside centre after overcoming an injury.
# Selection
Fiji clash provides Farrell with scope to make changes to Ireland XV
It is expected that the Ireland boss will use his wider squad in their second autumn clash.
# Autumn nations Series
Scotland come from behind to beat Fiji after nervy opening half
Scotland defeated Fiji 28-12 at Murrayfield.
# new chapter
Controversial Folau to end four-year Test rugby exile by making Tonga debut
Tonga will take on Fiji this weekend.
# autumn internationals
Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals
World champions South Africa are among Ireland’s opponents.
# Tonga
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.
# Tonga
Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.
All time
# all black and blue
New Zealand overcome shaky start to beat Fiji in bruising encounter
The All Blacks eventually outscored their opponents nine tries to one.
# Rugby
IRFU assessing new options for July as plans for Fiji tour are aborted
Andy Farrell won’t be bringing a squad to Fiji this summer due to a recent outbreak of Covid-19.
# Game time
'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach
The Munster captain hopes to feature in Ireland’s tour of the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.
# grow the game
Plans to include Pacific Island teams in Super Rugby could wake 'sleeping giant'
World Rugby has pledged its support to the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika teams.
# Entertainers
Nadolo bags hat-trick as Covid-hit Fiji hammer Georgia
The win came in Vern Cotter’s first match in charge of the Pacific Islanders.
# Autumn Nations Cup
Covid-affected Fijians' clash with Scotland cancelled
Twenty-nine members of the Fiji travelling group have tested positive.
# Match off
Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases
The cases were recorded in the Fijian camp.
# decision
France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji
The Autumn Nations Cup fixture had been called off after five Fijians tested positive for Covid-19.
# Turbulent Times
Autumn Nations Cup match between Fiji and France cancelled following Covid cases
Five players in the Fiji team have tested positive for the virus.
# New Look
Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation
Fixtures against Italy and Georgia look like chances to test the depth
# Calendar
Busy autumn schedule is an exciting chance for Farrell's Ireland to progress
A new eight-team competition is set to see Ireland face Wales, England and Fiji.
# free agent
Racing 92 have sacked Fiji international Leone Nakarawa
The sensational second row is unlikely to be without a club for long.
# Pacific Islands
'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'
Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.
# Skipper
Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby
The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.
# Red Alert
Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.
Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland’s men took their chance to reach the quarter-finals.
# Upset
'The odds were 15/1 and they won!' - Uruguay revels in historic Rugby World Cup win
The South Americans pulled off the greatest upset in their history on Wednesday against Fiji.
# beefy
Uruguay pull off massive shock with World Cup win over Fiji
Fiji scored five tries and come away with two bonus points, but the boot of Berchesi kept Uruguay’s lead in tact.
# Wallabies
'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral
The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.
# RWC2019
Hodge hit goes unpunished as Australia surge to win over Fiji
The Wallabies scored 27 second-half points without reply to avoid a shock after a fantastic start from Fiji.
# Iron will
Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia
The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.
# Pool D
Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row
The Australia coach was reluctant to suggest that the duo could also start together against Wales in week two.
# RWC2019
Familiar foes all have a point to prove in Pool D
The teams in the fourth and final World Cup pool need no introduction (to one another).
# preparation
Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.
# oceans apart
'After rugby we have nothing': Player interests at the heart of enigmatic 'Caucau' story
Dan Leo’s documentary tells the tale of one of rugby’s greatest talents.
# Heartbreak
Courageous Ireland fall short at London 7s after narrow defeat to Fiji
They will now face the All Blacks in the fifth place final after their 19-point win over Canada at Twickenham.