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Is Fiji vs Georgia on TV? Kick off time, channel and everything you need to know

The Independent logo The Independent 05/12/2020 Jack de Menezes
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Fiji will finally make their Autumn Nations Cup debut four weeks later than planned as they take on Georgia in the seventh-placed play-off, having been left to rue what could have been after a disastrous three weeks in quarantine.

An outbreak of Covid-19 cases within the Fiji camp resulted in their three group games against France, Italy and Scotland being cancelled and awarded in their opponents favour, with the squad forced to remain in their training base in France while the tournament continued without them.

However, a fresh round of coronavirus testing returned negative results to allow Fiji to open their account against winless Georgia, who last week started to show signs of their true selves as they pushed Ireland all the way in Dublin.

It will be the fifth contest between the two sides, with Fiji holding the superior record of three wins to Georgia’s one, but the Autumn Nations Cup will help to provide a platform for them to showcase their talents and push their case for Six Nations and Tri Nations inclusion in the near future.

Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s match.

When is it?

Wales vs Italy takes place on Saturday 5 December at Murrayfield.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 12pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

Amazon Prime have bought the rights to the majority of the Autumn Nations Cup, with the paid subscription service set to show 14 of the 16 games throughout the tournament.

The match will be shown live on Amazon Prime from 3pm.

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Is it on TV?

No. Channel 4 have the rights for Ireland’s three group games this autumn, with the two home matches shown exclusively and the trip to Twickenham to face England shared with Amazon Prime.

Highlights will be shown on Channel 4 at 7pm on Sunday 6 December.

Teams

Fiji: Kini Murimurivalu; Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra, Levani Botia Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani; Peni Ravai, Samuel Matavesi, Mesake Doge; Tevita Ratuva, Temo Mayanavanu; Johnny Dyer, Mesulame Kunavula, Albert Tuisue.

Replacements: Tevita Ikanivere, Haereiti Hetet, Samuela Tawake, Chris Minimbi, Manueli Ratuniyarawa, Simione Kuruvoli, Seru Vularika, Waisea Nayacalevu.

Georgia: Soso Matiashvili; Akaki Tabutsadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Merab Sharikadze, Sandro Todua; Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili, Beka Gigashvili; Lasha Jaiani, Kote Mikautadze; Otar Giorgadze, Beka Saghinadze, Tornike Jalaghonia.

Replacements: Jaba Bregvadze, Guram Gogichashvili, Giorgi Melikidze, Grigol Kerdikoshvili, Mikheil Gachechiladze, Gela Aprasidze, Demur Tapladze, Davit Niniashvili.

Form

Fiji: LWLLL

Georgia: WLLLL

Odds

Fiji to win: 4/17

Georgia to win: 17/4

Draw: 40/1

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