Fiji set to target Wales – Pivac

Date published: August 19 2015

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac believes Fiji will cause more than a few problems for their World Cup Pool A opponents, and could target Wales.

The New Zealander was coaching Fiji in 2005 when Wales won 11-10 and predicts a strong challenge coming from the islanders this September.

"Fiji played Wales in the autumn with not their strongest side and they showed enough [for Wales] to be concerned," Pivac explained to BBC Sport.

"And I think history will show that Fiji have gone well in the northern hemisphere in the past – 2007 springs to mind and in 2005 when I coached Fiji. Wales beat us by a drop-goal at the Millennium Stadium.

"I would think there will be certain games, knowing Fiji, that they will target and Wales will be one they will definitely target [to win] if they are good enough.

"I don't think they will be [good enough]. I think Wales will be too strong for Fiji and with the importance of the occasion I think Warren Gatland will have them pretty primed up for that game."