Fiji Rugby League
Fiji Rugby League

Ireland Rugby League

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 27/10/13

Teams: Fiji v Ireland

Venue: Spotland Stadium, Rochdale, England. Capacity 10,249

Date: Monday 28th October 2013

Kick-off time: 8pm (Local Time)

Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 7:00:00 AM

Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 6:00:00 AM

Auckland (New Zealand) Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 9:00:00 AM

Dublin (Ireland) Monday, 28 October 2013 at 8:00:00 PM

Suva (Fiji) Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 9:00:00 AM

2013 RLWC Ticket information:

2013 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other RLWC games.

Overview: The Bati will kick off their world cup campaign in Rochdale which is the second home for Fijians living in the UK. The 2008 RLWC semi-finalists will need to win this game to have any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals. The Fijians are expected to field a pretty strong team with players like Petero Civoniceva leading the Bati.

Fiji Bati defeated Championship 1 side the Rochdale Hornets 78 – 0 in their world cup warm-up match at Rochdale. They will be looking to inflict the same sort of pain when they meet Ireland at Spotland Stadium.

Ireland were the surprise packets of the 2008 RLWC. They will be looking to go one better in 2013 and their mission will be to beat Fiji first up. If the Irish can conquer the Fijians they will book their place in the quarter-finals. Pat Richards will represent Ireland and his goal kicking skills might be the difference between the two sides.

Ireland will go into the match against Fiji without a warm-up match under their belt. With the likes of Pat Richards in their side Ireland won’t be easy beats in this match.

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2013 RLWC Fiji v Ireland teams 

Fiji team to take on Ireland

Jayson Bukuya

Petero Civoniceva

Kane Evans

Aaron Groom

Marika Koroibete

Apisai Koroisau

Daryl Millard

Kevin Naiqama

Waisale Ligani Naiqama

Alipate Noilea

Vitale Junior Roqica

Ashton Sims

Korbin Sims

Tariq Sims

James Storer

Akuila Uate

Elani Vunakece

Sisa Ledua Waqa

Semi Radradra 

Turagasoli Waqavatu

Head coach: Rick Stone

Ireland 2013 RLWC Squad to take on Fiji: 

Dave Allen

Luke Ambler

Bob Beswick

Damien Blanch

Danny Bridge

Ben Currie

Liam Finn

Scott Grix

Kurt Haggerty

James Hasson

Rory Kostjasyn

Stuart Littler

James Mendeika

Tyrone McCarthy

Anthony Mullally

Eamon O’Carroll

Apirana Pewhairangi

Pat Richards

Brett White

Head coach: Mark Aston