Dan Biggar starred for Warren Gatland’s side in their opening clash against Fiji. He kicked 12 points before hobbling off the pitch in the second half with a minor knock. Fiji fought back late on but Wales’ defensive stability ensured they held on for a thrilling 32-26 win. Gatland has made 13 changes to today’s starting line-up with wing Louis Rees-Zammit and number eight Taulupe Faletau retaining their spots.
This encounter will be Portugal’s first match of the tournament on just their second appearance at the World Cup following an exit at the pool stage in 2007. Thirteen players in the starting team play their club rugby in France, but hooker Mike Tadjer is the only player who plays in the Top 14, for Perpignan.
Rugby World Cup fixtures and results
A full look at the fixtures coming up and the results so far the 2023 Rugby World Cup:
Lawrence Ostlere16 September 2023 13:03
Rugby World Cup fixtures today
Here is the line-up today in France, with three games taking place. Somoa begin their tournament against Pool D minnows Chile, Wales are looking to continue their winning start as they take on Portugal in Pool C, before tonight’s showdown between Ireland and Tonga in that highly competitive Pool A.
Samoa vs Chile (1400 BST) in Bordeaux
Wales vs Portugal (1645) in Nice
Ireland vs Tonga (2000) in Nantes
Lawrence Ostlere16 September 2023 12:57
Rugby World Cup: Wales vs Portugal
Follow all the latest updates from Wales vs Portugal today.
Lawrence Ostlere16 September 2023 12:53