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Here’s a flavour of the atmosphere here in Oita, where thousands of Wales fans have made the journey for today’s match against Fiji.
Fiji have made one change to the side who beat Georgia 45-10 with Edinburgh number eight Viliame Mata replacing Peceli Yato, who drops to the bench.
Toulon wing Josua Tuisova and Racing 92 fly-half Ben Volavola both start.
Fiji: Murimurivalu; Tuisova, Nayacalevu, Botia, Radradra; Volavola, Lomani; Ma’afu, S Matavesi, Saulo, Cavubati, Nakarawa, Waqaniburotu (C), Kunatani, Mata.
Replacements: Dolokoto, Mawi, Ravai, Ratuniyarawa, Yato, Matawalu, Vatubua, J Matavesi.
Jonathan Davies and James Davies will become the first brothers to play for Wales at a Rugby World Cup since 1999.
But the elder sibling still pulls rank when it comes to sleeping arrangements.
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Wales have made two back-row changes for their Rugby World Cup game against Fiji.
James Davies replaces the rested Justin Tipuric, while number eight Ross Moriarty comes in for Aaron Wainwright.
Josh Navidi switches to blind-side flanker as he keeps his place in Warren Gatland’s starting team.
Fly-half Dan Biggar is selected having been passed fit after suffering a head injury in Wales’ 29-25 victory against Australia in Tokyo.
Wales: L Williams; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (C), Navidi, James Davies, Moriarty.
Replacements: Carre, Dee, Lewis, Shingler, Wainwright, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin.
BBC Sport Wales at Oita Stadium
Oita Stadium offers an impressive, futuristic looking backdrop to Wales’ match against Fiji today.
The huge closed roof gives this ground the feel of a 40,000-seat greenhouse.
There were hundreds, if not thousands, of fans here more than two hours before kick-off. Japanese punctuality is a reality as much as it is a stereotype.
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“By the time we arrived back in Wales, he’d been sacked.
“I didn’t like what happened to him. I thought it was disrespectful but we’d lost a major game and he took the fall for it. It was savage.”