Simon Raiwalui will leave the role of Fiji head coach at the end of the year after the Pacific Islanders were beaten by England in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Skipper Owen Farrell kicked a late drop goal and penalty as England held on against a spirited Fiji fightback to progress to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
England held on to deny a ferocious fightback from Fiji in the third quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2023.
Hooker Sam Matavesi will be on the bench for Fiji in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England just days after the death of his father, head coach Simon Raiwalui revealed on Friday.
Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith will both start for England against Fiji in the World Cup quarter-final in Marseille on Sunday.
The Boks will knock France out of their own World Cup to secure a spot in the semi-finals, according to the SARugbymag.co.za team.
Hooker Sam Matavesi is a doubt for Fiji’s World Cup quarter-final against England this weekend after having returned home following the death of his father.
England are more than happy to assume the role of public enemy number one when they take on Fiji in the World Cup quarter-finals in Marseille on Sunday, veteran Billy Vunipola said.
England could be dark horses to reach the Rugby World Cup final, Fiji’s kicking coach Seremaia Bai said on Monday.
Fiji went down to a shock defeat by Portugal in Toulouse on Sunday but still qualified for a World Cup quarter-final against England and ensured the elimination of Australia.