Fiji vs Italy: Kick-off time, Venue, TV Channel and Team News

It’s a must win game today between Fiji and Italy with the winner likely set for a place in the quarter-finals.

Italy already have points on the board after a win over Scotland, whilst Fiji lost to Australia last week but are expected to beat the Scots next week no matter what happens today.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 14:30 at Kingston Park in Newcastle.

TV Channel

The game is available on the BBC red button and iPlayer.

Team News
Fiji have plenty of Super League stars in their side such as Huddersfield bound Kevin Naiqama, Hull FC’s Mitieli Vulikijapania, Salford’s King Vuniyayawa, the retiring Korbin Sims and Leigh Leopards Ben Nakubuwai. He’s been subject to rumours regarding a potential move to Leeds but was named in Leigh’s 2023 squad. Meanwhile, Super League target Brandon Wakeham will also feature. As for Italy they will be led by Parramatta’s Nathan Brown and winger Jake Maizen will be key after his hat-trick on Sunday.

Fiji
Sunia TURUVA
Maika SIVO
Korbin SIMS
Kevin NAIQAMA
Mitieli VULIKIJAPANI
Siti MOCEIDREKE
Brandon WAKEHAM
Apisai KOROISAU
Ben NAKUBUWAI
Taniela SADRUGU
Viliame KIKAU
Tui KAMIKAMICA
Penioni TAGITUIMUA
Lamar MANUEL-LIOLEVAVE
King VUNIYAYAWA
Netane MASIMA
Semi VALEMEI
Josh WONG
Vuate KARAWALEVU

Italy
Luke POLSELLI
Richard LEPORI
Daniel ATKINSON
Ethan NATOLI
Jake MAIZEN
Jack CAMPAGNOLO
Radean ROBINSON
Alec SUSINO
Dean PARATA
Anton IARIA
Ryan KING
Brenden SANTI
Nathan BROWN
Joseph TRAMONTANA
Luca MORETTI
Rinaldo PALUMBO
Kyle PICKERING
Luke HODGE
Jack COLOVATTI

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