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Nickname: Flying Fijians
Kit: White jersey, black shorts, black socks
Ranking: 9 (77.04)
Pool: A (Australia, England, Wales, Uruguay)
1st Match: England on September 18
Past RWCs: Six ('87, '91, '99, '03, '07, 011)
Path to RWC: Beat Cook Islands 108-6 for Oceania 1 qualifier
WC Stats: Quarterfinals represent farthest advancement. Wins over Argentina, Wales (38-34 in 2007), USA, Japan (2), Canada (2), and Namibia (2).
Flag: Union Jack in the canton. Light blue color symbolizes the oceans. Shield is country's coat of arms. Plans to design new flag (like New Zealand) without Union Jack.
Betting Odds: 1,000 - 1
Comment: Pity the Flying Fijians who achieved a ninth place world ranking (tied for historic high), and find themselves in the same Pool A as three countries all ranked above. The team has backs a plenty, but the pack lacks the experience needed to compete with the dominant three nations