Stoop to host Fiji and Canada

Date published: July 7 2015

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Harlequins have announced that the Twickenham Stoop will host the Rugby World Cup warm-up match between Fiji and Canada on Sunday, September 6.

The Stoop will for the first time hold a men's Test match as Fiji make their first appearance on English soil since 2012.

Both Fiji, ranked 11th in the world, and Canada, ranked 20th, have featured in every Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987.

This Test match will be all the more significant to English supporters as the Fijians will compete against England in Pool A during the opening night of the Rugby World Cup.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Fijian head coach John McKee commented: "This match is very important in our build up to the Rugby World Cup and the opening match against England. It provides a great opportunity for our UK supporters to see the Flying Fijians in action in full Test match mode.

"The Flying Fijians squad will have been together since July 1st and will have a Pacific Nations Cup campaign and re-conditioning camp in Fiji behind them. This match will put the final touches on our preparation before entering our World Cup team base."

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