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Visiting Team Info

Fiji

◎Participation: 8 tournaments, 6th consecutive
◎World Ranking: 8th place (as of Jan 7, 2019)
◎Population: 890,000
◎Nickname: Flying Fijians
◎RWC Record: '87, '07 best 8; '99 quarterfinalists (best 11)
◎Previous Record: Pool game loss (1 win, 3 losses)
◎Pool Game Schedule: Sept 21 v Australia (Sapporo), Sept 25 v Uruguay (Kamaishi), Oct 3 v Georgia (Hanazono), Oct 9 v Wales (Oita)
◎Team Characteristics:
・2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, first ever Rugby Sevens champions
・Toying with opponents through pass-work and running

Uruguay

◎Participation: 4 tournaments, 2nd consecutive
◎World Ranking: 17th place (as of Jan 7, 2019)
◎Population: 3,490,000
◎Nickname: Los Teros
◎RWC Record: 3 tournament pool game losses, 2 wins total
◎Previous Record: Pool game loss (4 losses)
◎Pool Game Schedule: Sept 25 v Fiji (Kamaishi), Sept 29 v Georgia (Kumagaya), Oct 5 v Australia (Oita), Oct 13 v Wales (Kumamoto)
◎Team Characteristics:
・Traditionally strong forwards, especially strong scrum
・Orthodox style, using forwards as key assets

Namibia

◎Participation: 6 tournaments, 6th consecutive
◎World Ranking: 22nd place (as of Jan 7, 2019)
◎Population: 2,370,000
◎Nickname: Welwitschias
◎RWC Record: 5th consecutive pool loss, 19 consecutive losses
◎Previous Record: Pool game loss (4 losses)
◎Pool Game Schedule: Sept 22 v Italy (Hanazono), Sept 28 v South Africa (Toyota), Oct 6 v New Zealand (Tokyo), Oct 13 v Canada (Kamaishi)
◎Team Characteristics:
・Distinct game twists and plays with tenacious fighting spirit
・Possess backs with running power

Canada

◎Participation: 9 tournaments, 9th consecutive
◎World Ranking: 20th place (as of Jan 7, 2019)
◎Population: 36,660,000
◎Nickname: Maple Leafs
◎RWC Record: '91 best 8, transfer 6 consecutive pool losses
◎Previous Record: Pool game loss (4 losses)
◎Pool Game Schedule: Sept 26 v Italy (Fukuoka), Oct 2 v New Zealand (Oita), Oct 8 v South Africa (Kobe), Oct 13 v Namibia (Kamaishi)
◎Team Characteristics:
・Orthodox style breaching opposition with kicks, focusing on Forwards
・Physically strong, oriented towards running in recent years

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