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Fiji's secret weapon for England

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14:  Manueli Taubale Lagai of Fiji and Joji Baleviani Raqamate sing the national anthem ...

When the Fijian rugby team look over Twickenham, they won't see a band of angels coming to carry them home. Rather, they'll have a vicious England squad looking to stamp their authority on the World Cup in the opening game.

Thomas hat-trick on debut for France

Hat-trick hero: Teddy Thomas scores for France.

Teddy Thomas scored a hat-trick of tries on his France debut and South African-born Scott Spedding also shone on his first appearance for Les Bleus in a 40-15 victory over Fiji in Marseille on Saturday.

England picks serving Fijian soldier

Bath flyer Semesa Rokoduguni is set to make his England debut.

English rugby loves to trumpet its links with the military, so the RFU's marketing men will be beside themselves with the news that Semesa Rokoduguni, a serving soldier, has been called up to the squad for the four November internationals.

IRB suspends funding for Fiji


The International Rugby Board announced on Saturday that it had suspended all direct financial support to the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) with immediate effect because of concerns over the administration and governance of the Union.