Fiji

  • Team Name
    The Bati
  • First Appearance
    1995
  • RLWC2013 Group
    Group A
  • RLWC2013 Opponents
    Australia, England and Ireland
  • Last Win
  • Players to watch
    Petero Civoniceva, Ryan Millard and Wes Naiqama
Peni Botiki
P.Botiki
Jayson Bukuya
J.Bukuya
Petero Civoniceva
P.Civoniceva
Kane Evans
K.Evans
Aaron Groom
A.Groom
Ilisavani Jegesa
I.Jegesa
Marika Koroibete
M.Koroibete
Apisai Koroisau
A.Koroisau
Daryl Millard
D.Millard
Ryan Millard
R.Millard
Kevin Naiqama
K.Naiqama
Waisale Ligani Naiqama
W.Naiqama
Alipate Noilea
A.Noilea
Tikiko Noke
T.Noke
Vitale Junior Roqica
V.Roqica
Ashton Sims
A.Sims
Korbin Sims
K.Sims
Tariq Sims
T.Sims
James Storer
J.Storer
Kaliova Nauqe
K.Nauqe
Akuila Uate
A.Uate
Eloni Vunakece
E.Vunakece
Sisa Ledua Waqa
S.Waqa
Semi Radradra Turagasoli Waqavatu
S.Waqavatu

Group A

Mon Oct 28 KO: 8:00pm SPOTLAND STADIUM
ROCHDALE
Fiji
32-14
Ireland
REPORT
Sat Nov 02 KO: 8:00pm LANGTREE PARK
ST HELENS
Australia
34-2
Fiji
REPORT
Sat Nov 09 KO: 2:30pm THE KINGSTON COMMUNICATIONS STADIUM
HULL
England
34-12
Fiji
REPORT

Quarter Finals

Sun Nov 17 KO: 3:00pm HALLIWELL JONES STADIUM
WARRINGTON
Samoa
4-22
Fiji
REPORT

Semi Finals

Sat Nov 23 KO: 3:30pm THE BIG HIT, WEMBLEY STADIUM
LONDON
Australia
64-0
Fiji
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A bit of History

332 islands. One nation. 

And a domestic game that goes from strength to strength.

The Fijians took tentative steps into the world of international Rugby League back in 1992 when they played their first international against Western Samoa, a game they lost 32-18. Later that year they bounced back to recorded their biggest ever win: a 54-6 victory over the Cook Islands.

The ‘Bati’ as they are known, made their first World Cup appearance in 1995. After defeating fellow group members South Africa, Fiji suffered heavy defeats at the hands of eventual finalists Australia and England. 

In 2000, Fiji were again placed in the same group as Australia and England and again suffered the same fate. 

2008 was very different. Eye-catching performances against France and Ireland caught the imagination of the Australian public and carried Fiji into the semi-finals, before the Australians themselves put an end to the dream.

Few will back against a repeat performance from Fiji in 2013.  

Rugby League is in the midst of a period of sustained growth within Fiji, where the domestic competition consists of 12 sides across the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Fiji has produced some fantastic Rugby League players, among them flying winger Noa Nadruku of Canberra Raiders – the leading try scorer in the ARL in 1993 and 1996.

Several members of the World Cup squad will have NRL and Super League experience.