Warren Gatland’s side have completed an intense 15-week training camp as they head off a difficult year for Welsh rugby at the tournament in France this autumn.
However, Fiji will be confident after beating England for the first time last month and will certainly have the means to harm a Welsh side who remain unconvincing.
Here you will find everything you need to know.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Wales vs Fiji is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. (BST).
The host is the Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux.
Where to watch Wales vs Fiji?
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on free-to-air channels ITV1, STV And S4C.
Live broadcast: The BBC iPlayer, ITVX, S4C Online and STV Player (all free with a subscription) offer a live stream service.
LIVE reporting: Follow the action Standard sportis the special match blog.
Team news Wales vs Fiji
Taulupe Faletau is fit for action despite missing all three warm-up games last month with a calf problem, while Jac Morgan will captain the side.
Dewi Lake is not included due to a lack of training time, although George North achieved his 17th placeTh Appearance at the Rugby World Cup in midfield alongside Nick Tompkins.
Fiji, meanwhile, suffered a major setback on the eve of the tournament when Caleb Muntz suffered a knee injury and was forced to retire.
Lineups Wales vs Fiji
Wales XV:L Williams; Rees-Zammit, North, Tompkins, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; G Thomas, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Beard, Wainwright, Morgan (c), Faletau.
Substitute: Dee, Domachowski, Lewis, D. Jenkins, Reffell, T. Williams, Costelow, Dyer
Fiji XV: droasis; Ravutaumada, Nayacalevu (c), Radradra, Habosi; Tela, Lomani; Mawi, Matavesi, Tagi; Nasilsila, Cirikidaveta; Tuisue, Tagitagivalu, Mata
Substitute: Ikanivere, Ravai, Doge, Mayanavanua, Botia, Kurukvoli, Tuisova, Maqala
Wales vs Fiji prediction
There is a feeling that Fiji can claim a large sum to open the season in France, but the loss of star player Muntz is a blow.
Wales simply need to win and have enough to prevail.
Wales wins by over 5 points.
Head-to-head history (h2h) and results
Wales wins: 11th
Fiji wins: 1
Latest odds for Wales vs Fiji
Wales wins: 4/9
Fiji wins: 15/8
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.
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