Wales 3-0 Fiji | Biggar penalty, 3′
Deflty executed inside the posts and Wales are on the board!
Wales 0-0 Fiji | 1 min
A first-minute penalty for Albert Tuisue failing to release the ball and Dan Biggar has a chance to bag his first kick from just inside the Fijian half.
Fiji perform their Cibi
The Fijian war dance is led by captain Waisea Nayacalevu and performed brilliantly ahead of kick-off. Nothing gets you up for a big match like it!
Time for the anthems
First up we have the Welsh anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’, before Fiji’s ‘Meda Dau Doka’.
Prince William, in attendance, dutifully sings along.
Here come the players!
The Stade de Bordeaux, where Wales beat Slovakia in the 2016 football Euros, is packed with lots of red shirts on display.
Countdown to kick-off
The players are massing in the tunnel before emerging on this most pleasant of French evenings.
Here’s a reminder of the line-ups…
Wales XV: L Williams; Rees-Zammit, North, Tompkins, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; G Thomas, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Beard, Wainwright, Morgan (c), Faletau
Fiji XV: Droasese; Ravutaumada, Nayacalevu (c), Radradra, Habosi; Tela, Lomani; Mawi, Matavesi, Tagi; Nasilsila, Cirikidaveta; Tuisue, Tagitagivalu, Mata
Have we been here before?
Wales and Fiji have met four times at the Rugby World Cup.
In 2007, the Pacific Islanders claimed their famous win to knock Wales out of a group that also involved Australia.
Wales and Fiji were drawn together in 2011 for a 66-0 win for the Welsh.
In 2015, they met again with Australia once again joining them as Cardiff hosted a 23-13 home win.
And then four years ago they faced off in Japan with, you guessed it, Australia also featuring in their group! Joshua Adams bagged a hat-trick in a 29-17 victory.
Fiji reject ‘favourites’ tag
As the world’s No7 side, according to official rankings, Fiji are de facto favourites to WIN Pool C.
Head coach Simon Raiwalui rejects any sense his side are expected to win tonight though.
He told reporters: “When could we ever be called favourites when we are considered a developing country versus a developed country – resources and those sort of things?
“We are confident with our preparation, with our group. We never go in thinking we are favourites to win. We’re humble.”
Advice for Jac Morgan from Wales legend
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton has admitted 23-year-old Jac Morgan may find it tough leading the team at the Rugby World Cup, but insists he won’t be doing so alone.
“It’s a lot and it can feel overwhelming,” he tells ITV.
“That’s why any captain doesn’t like taking the plaudits because they know that behind any captain is a really good leadership group. There’s five or six of you who all take on the decision-making role.
“From outside Welsh rugby circles Jac Morgan might sound like a bit of a bold choice as captain; he was captain of the U20s, he’s been playing well, not just this summer but for the last two years at Ospreys, and he’s pretty much guaranteed his place in the team.”