We will survive pool of death – Qera

Date published: August 4 2015

Fiji captain Akapusi Qera has backed his side to come through the so-called pool of death after they lifted the Pacific Nations Cup in Burnaby on Monday.

The islanders sent out a Rugby World Cup warning to their Pool A rivals England, Australia, Wales and Uruguay after a ruthless win over Samoa.

Fiji won 39-29 in a thrilling final in Canada to lift their second Pacific Nations Cup crown and go into the Rugby World Cup full of confidence.

Lock Leone Nakarawa grabbed two of his side's tries with scrum-half Niko Matawalu, full-back Kini Murimurivalu and flanker Qera adding the rest.

"The PNC is a major part of our build-up towards the Rugby World Cup and to win the tournament is a major plus for us," Qera said with intent.

"We will now go back home and enjoy a few days off with family, then it will be back in camp to focus on the England game. We know that it is not going to be easy against England. We are in a pool that has been labelled as a pool of death, and we will survive that pool."