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The Wallabies will need to be at their best to stop Fiji from causing an upset in the 2015 Rugby World CupReuters

The wait for the first match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign is finally over for Australia as the Wallabies prepare to face Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Australia have been able to watch and learn as their potential title rivals all got their respective campaigns underway at this World Cup, and the Wallabies will know any slipup from them and an opening win could be snatched out of their hands pretty quickly.

"You could look at the extra time either way," assistant coach Stephen Larkham said. "For us, however, I think the wait has been a bonus -- getting over here, getting the jet-lag out of our system and feeling the conditions.

"We have been training in Bath and have been a little bit away from the spotlight. That's been really good. I also think that in the last couple of days we have made some really good improvements. We've used the time well.

"We've had a bit of a look at some other games too, but to be honest we've only really concentrated on Fiji."

If you look at the records, there only looks like being one winner in the Australia vs Fiji match on Wednesday. The Wallabies have beaten Fiji in 12 straight matches, with the last time the Fijians getting anything out of a match against Australia coming way back in 1961, when the game ended 3-3.

However, this Fiji team are certainly capable of causing an upset or two, as their opening World Cup Pool A match against England on Friday showed. The main aspect of the game that Fiji would have worked on and need to improve upon is their errors, which proved to be way too costly against England.

Make more such errors against Australia, and the Wallabies will eat you up. "Australia play a very dynamic high-speed game which will maybe suit us better," Fiji coach John McKee said.

"They have made progress, have great line speed and a rush defence. They are very physical too.

"It is a short turnaround but we have had good recovery sessions and we are ready to go. We were disappointed with some aspects of our game against England but we have had time to work on a few things."

Teams: Australia: Israel Falou; Rob Horne, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy; Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons; Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio.

Replacements: James Slipper, Greg Holmes, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Will Skelton, Dean Mumm, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale.

Fiji: Metuisela Talebulamaijaina; Waisea Nayacalevu, Vereniki Goneva, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Nikola Matawalu; Netani Talei, Akapusi Qera, Dominiko Waqaniburotu; Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati; Manasa Saulo, Talemaitoga Taupati, Campese Ma'afu.

Replacements: Vili Veikoso, Peni Ravai Kovekalou, Isei Colati, Nemia Soqeta, Mala Ravulo, Nemia Kenatale, Josh Matavesi, Asaeli Tikoirotuma.

Where to Watch Live

The 2015 Rugby World Cup Match 10 is set to begin at 4.45 pm BST (9.15 pm IST, 11.45 am ET). Sony Six and Sony Six HD will provide the Live coverage of the Australia vs Fiji match in India, while the Pool A match can also be watched via live streaming online on

Viewers in the UK can watch the action live on ITV1, with the live stream online option on ITV PlayerSky Sport will show the match live in New Zealand, while the game can also be watched via live streaming on Sky Go NZ.

Viewers in Australia can watch the Wallabies vs Fiji live on Fox Sports 2, with the live stream option on Foxtel Play. The tenth match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be shown live in South Africa on SuperSport, while the live stream option is on SuperSport Live Video.

Audience in the USA can watch the rugby World Cup opening match live on Universal Sports, while the big game can also be live streamed on Universal Sports Online.

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