There is a sense of déjà vu in Pool C, in which Wales, Australia and Fiji have been drawn together for the third successive Rugby World Cup.
Fiji,will have played the pool’s top seeds at five successive tournaments by the time the RWC 2023 knockout rounds kick off.
That run started at the last Rugby World Cup to be hosted in France, in 2007, when Fiji beat Wales to a place in the quarter-finals.
Wales’ match against Australia in France will be the eighth time the fixture has been played at the tournament, making it the most common in Rugby World Cup history.
Speaking to world rugby Wales Coach Wayne Pivac said that he has an affinity with Fiji having coached here and obviously Australia is going to be a big challenge.
Australia coach Dave Rennie added that looking at the three teams that are confirmed they are all really tough.
Rennie says that Fiji have amazing athletes and with Vern Cotter in charge they will give the Fijian side an edge and imagine all will be better in three years’ time.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted by France, is scheduled to be the tenth men’s Rugby World Cup, taking place in the year of the 200th anniversary of the ‘invention’ of the sport.