Massive opportunity for Fiji – Qera

Date published: September 14 2015

Fiji captain Akapusi Qera wants to cause an opening day shock at the World Cup when he leads his charges against England at Twickenham on Friday.

The former Gloucester back-row, who was a team-mate of Jonny May and Ben Morgan, skippers a Fijian outfit that recently won the Pacific Nations Cup.

And he is confident the islanders can give England a real test this week.

"We've been picked for this squad for a reason, and that is to play against England and do all we can to topple them on their home ground," he told Sky Sports.

"This World Cup in England is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: we're not going to let it pass us by."

"Friday night is a massive, massive opportunity for Fiji."

Fiji are fourth favourites to win Pool A and after taking on England will meet Australia, Wales and finally Uruguay as they look to make the knockouts.