RLWC2021 – New Zealand v Fiji: Team news, how to watch on TV & predictions

New Zealand v Fiji

Everything you need to know – New Zealand v Fiji. 

New Zealand take on Fiji in the third quarter-final of the men’s World Cup on Saturday afternoon.

The sides met at the last tournament in 2017 Down Under in the same round, with the Bati claiming a somewhat-shock 4-2 victory in Wellington in front of a crowd of over 12,000.

Match details

  • New Zealand v Fiji
  • Date: Saturday 5th November
  • Kick-off time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: MKM Stadium, Hull
  • Quarter-finals

New Zealand v Fiji

New Zealand 19-man squad: 1. Joseph Manu, 2. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 4. Peta Hiku, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Isaiah Papali’i, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Jospeh Tapine, 14. Kieran Foran, 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 17. Briton Mikora, 19. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 20. Isaac Liu, 21. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 23. Scott Sorenson.

Fiji 19-man squad: 1. Sunia Turuva, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Korbin Sims, 4. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Mitieli Vulikijapani, 7. Brandon Wakeham, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. Ben Nakubuwai, 11. Taniela Sadrugu, 12. Viliame Kikau, 13. Tui Kamikamica, 14. Penioni Tagituimua, 15. Tevita Toloi, 16. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave, 17. King Vuniyayawa, 19. Semi Valemei, 20. Henry Raiwalui, 22. Joshua Wong, 24. Vuate Karawalevu.

How can I watch the game on TV?

Every game across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cup tournaments is being broadcast by the BBC.

New Zealand v Fiji will be live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

READ: How to watch every Rugby League World Cup game on the BBC

Odds and predictions

New Zealand are massive favourites for this one with Planet Sport Bet, priced at 1/80. Fiji are as big as 16/1 and it would be some upset if they managed to knock the world #1 ranked team out of the competition.

However, I’d follow the odds for this one.

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