Wales vs Fiji LIVE: Updates from Rugby World Cup as Gatland’s men eye quarter-final spot

Wales can secure a spot in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals if they beat Fiji on Wednesday.

Warren Gatland’s men will be in pole position to top Group D with a win against Fiji in Japan.

Wales coach Gatland has made to changes from the side that beat Australia last time out.

James Davies and Ross Moriarty replaced Justin Tipuric and Aaron Wainwright.

Gatland has been vocal ahead of the Rugby World Cup showdown, warning his side they must be on their game: “Fiji have some quality individuals.

“They have got some real threats, and we have just got to make sure we focus on ourselves. It’s going to be a tight game.

“They are dangerous, so we’ve got to make sure we shut their space down and shut their time on their ball and defend well.

“It important we start well and hopefully take a little bit of that excitement away from Fiji.

“It is their last game and I am sure they want to finish on a high and we don’t want them to spoil the party for us.”

Fiji head coach John McKee added: “Whatever happens in the game it’s in our hands and that’s what our focus is. We know that, to put in the best performance that we can against a good team like Wales, we will have to be on top of our game.

“We take confidence and momentum out of the Georgia game but, at the same time, realise that the Welsh game is going to be a step up.

“These boys are very proud of representing their country and they want to put in a performance that makes the whole nation proud of this team.

“Fijians are amazingly passionate about their rugby and their national team and a victory would literally stop the nation for the next couple of days as everyone celebrates.”

Wales vs Fiji teams:

Wales: L Williams; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (C), Navidi, James Davies, Moriarty.

Replacements: Carre, Dee, Lewis, Shingler, Wainwright, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin.

Fiji: Murimurivalu; Tuisova, Nayacalevu, Botia, Radradra; Volavola, Lomani; Ma’afu, S Matavesi, Saulo, Cavubati, Nakarawa, Waqaniburotu (C), Kunatani, Mata.

Replacements: Dolokoto, Mawi, Ravai, Ratuniyarawa, Yato, Matawalu, Vatubua, J Matavesi.

Officials: Referee: Jerome Garces (France); Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Karl Dickson (England); TMO Ben Skeen (New Zealand).

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