Fair amount of controversy over the Irish side to play in this match. The gossip is that Ireland didn’t want to play Fiji in fear that if they lost then they would dip out of the top 8 IRB rankings. The top 8 are seeded for the first allotment of pool teams for the 2015 Rugby World Cup finals. Never mind. Fiji are taking this game seriously. They are awarding ‘test caps’ even if Ireland aren’t.
GWC Rugby Rankings and IRB rankings do not apply.
Prediction: Ireland XV by 7 points