Fiji not taking anything for granted against Uruguay

5:57 am on 7 October 2015

Fiji are determined to end a frustrating World Cup campaign with a victory but are not taking anything for granted against Uruguay.

The Flying Fijians are yet to earn a competition point following defeats to England, Australia and Wales in the so-called "pool of death".

Wales captain Sam Warburton challenges Fiji wing Metuisela Talebula during their World Cup pool clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Wales captain Sam Warburton challenges Fiji wing Metuisela Talebula during their World Cup pool clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photo: AFP

Backs coach Tabai Matson said they had played well for periods in all three games but were yet to put an 80-minute effort on the park.

He said tomorrow's clash in Milton Keynes was a chance to finish with a complete performance, although he expected Uruguay would also fancy their chances.

"This is the game that they targeted. They've gone into the World Cup going: Australia, no; Wales, no; England no; Fiji - let's have a go at them.

"For us, this could be a lot more difficult than the previous three games because of the conditions, because of the narrow field, because Uruguay are going to target this game, because of their forward orientation - so it's going to be a curly one.

"As the All Blacks found against Georgia, unfortunately people think you're going to beat them by 60 but the reality at test level is it's not that easy".

The Fiji team that runs out against Uruguay will be the country's oldest team at a Rugby World Cup for 12 years, with an average age of 29 years 108 days.

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