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Its Australia up against Fiji in RWC 2015

The E-Street Cafe rugby world cup game of the day is Australia against Fiji, with kick off at 17:45 pm.

William Webb Ellis trophy

Australia coach Michael Cheika has opted for twin openside flankers in David Pocock and Michael Hooper for their Rugby World Cup Pool A opener against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.

Finally revealing his hand after chopping and changing his team in the run-up to the tournament, Cheika included Pocock at number eight and Hooper in his normal number seven shirt as he did for the victory over the All Blacks in early August.

Bernard Foley gets the start at flyhalf and is paired with scrumhalf Will Genia, who edged out Nick Phipps to claim the number nine shirt for the first time since the opening match of the season against South Africa in Brisbane.

With only a four-day turnaround before Australia’s second match of the tournament against Uruguay, Cheika has decided to prepare two different starting sides.

The 15 picked to take on the Fijians was always going to be his strongest team and is likely to form the basis for the line-ups to face England and Wales in the heavyweight pool clashes.

“It’s important to give everyone an opportunity early on,” Cheika said. “We’ve done that throughout our lead-up to this tournament and I believe it’s a good way to go.”

We watch Rugby

We watch Rugby

E-Street Cafe will be offering a “buy one burger – get one free” as part of the Rugby World Cup celebration in Jeffreys Bay.

There will also be a guess the score competition taking place for the Australia – Fiji game with cool prizes up fro grabs.

To book a table to watch the rugby, phone 042 293 0095

Keep an eye on JBay News tomorrow as we will launch the next “win an E-Street Cafe hamper competition”.

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