14 Sep 2007

Fiji openside flanker battling injury

9:34 am on 14 September 2007

Fiji coach, Ilivasi Tabua, has a couple of injury concerns ahead of the second Rugby World Cup pool game, against Canada, in Cardiff on Monday.

He says open side flanker,Akapusi Qera, who scored two tries in yesterday's hard fought win over Japan, has a corked thigh while Wame Lewaravu has a bruised chest

Tabua says Canada has a much bigger pack than Japan and on the expected softer surface in Cardiff it will be important for Fiji to have a good scrummaging game.

He adds the game will highlight contrasting styles with Canada traditionally playing a more compact game while Fiji like to run with the ball.