Rugby World Cup: Nervous Wales fans await ‘toughest game’

Rugby World Cup: Nervous Wales fans await ‘toughest game’

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Fans give their predictions ahead of the Wales game

By Iolo Cheung in Bordeaux

BBC News

An opponent all too familiar to Wales, Fiji, will be eyeing up another significant scalp at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

The two sides have met at the last five tournaments.

Overall Wales have won 1src of the 12 meetings.

But memories are still fresh of the humbling in Nantes which dumped Gareth Jenkins’ men out of the 2srcsrc7 World Cup and led to the head coach being sacked in the stadium car park.

Fiji are coming into this tournament as the highest ranked team in the group, and Wales fans in Bordeaux are certainly wary of the Pacific islanders’ threat.

“I’m a bit apprehensive, I think it’s going to be a really tough game,” said Andrew, from Merthyr Tydfil, who has travelled with a tour group to France.

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Ben Edwards (back, centre) feels Wales have a good chance

“I think it could be the game of the group – it’s a cup game as far as I’m concerned, we’ve got to treat it like one.

“Sadly I was there in Nantes for that dreaded game when Fiji beat us, so I’m hoping it won’t be the same outcome.”

Lisa, from Swansea, who is part of the same group, added that she was “really nervous”.

“Fiji are looking really, really good and I hope that we can do our best and get the win,” she said.

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Andrew (blue shirt, centre) and Lisa (second from right) have travelled to France with a tour group

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