As Wales prepare to take on Fiji in an important Rugby World Cup Pool D qualifier in Oita on Wednesday, we look back at some past European champions from the Pacific nation.

Isa Nacewa

Comfortably the most successful Fijian to grace the two main European competitions, Nacewa won an amazing five trophies in his eight seasons with Leinster Rugby, including a record-equalling four European Cups.

Undoubtedly the most memorable of that quartet of successes was his last European game before retirement in 2018, when he captained Leinster to a 15-12 win over Racing 92 and kicked two penalties, including the match-winner.

The full-back or wing, who amassed 180 points in 61 European appearances for the Irish province yet won just one cap for Fiji, had previously captured a winner’s medal in 2009, 2011 and 2012 in the European Cup, as well as in 2013 in the Challenge Cup.

Seremaia Bai

Bai marked his maiden European campaign with a Challenge Cup winner’s medal in 2007, after he came on as a replacement for ASM Clermont Auvergne in their 22-16 final win over Bath Rugby.

The centre or fly-half, who won 53 caps for Fiji, went on to play for Castres Olympique and Leicester Tigers, with 33 of his 39 European appearances coming in the European Cup.

Timoci Nagusa

Wing Nagusa has played one season in the Challenge Cup to date and finished up with a winner’s medal at the end of it for Montpellier after their 26-19 victory over Harlequins in the 2016 final.

The 32-year-old played four European Cup matches in two seasons for Ulster Rugby, scoring three tries, before he moved to France in 2010. Up to the end of last season the 33-Test flyer had 12 tries to his name for Montpellier in 33 European games.

Akapusi Qera

Back-row forward Qera was also a member of that victorious Montpellier side in 2016 in the middle of three seasons for the French club, following 27 European games for Gloucester Rugby between 2007 and 2013.

The 35-year-old ended his European career with a prolific Challenge Cup campaign for Agen, notching three tries in four appearances to boost his total European tally to 13 in 51.

Waisea Vuidarvuwalu

The 29-year-old is set to face Wales in the centre on Wednesday, although it was on the right wing that he won his Challenge Cup winner’s medal with Stade Français Paris in 2017, when they beat Gloucester 25-17 in the final.

Vuidarvuwalu, who has won 19 caps so far for Fiji, has a decent try-scoring record for the Parisian club in Europe, with 14 in 28 matches.