And the rain has come to dampen their hopes of playing plenty of fast attacking rugby against Romania.
But the Canucks' flying winger DTH Van Der Merwe still looks a value bet to score a fourth try of the tournament at 13-8.
Van Der Merwe has touched down against Pool D big guns Ireland, Italy and France, who all have better defences than the Oaks. And he is far more than a stay out wide, wait for the ball to be passed along the line kind of player. He hunts for it in midfield and understands when the calls have come for pack drives before cross-kicks. Rain and wind have never stopped him from being a constant threat in the Pro12 with Glasgow. Van der Merwe should benefit also from the return to fitness of fellow winger Jeff Hassler. Phil Mackenzie has deputised solidly against Italy and France but Ospreys' Hassler plays with the same speed and verve as DTH and will mean that Romania cannot just focus on shutting him down.
Canada have won the teams' past two World Cup meetings and have been much more enterprising against France and Ireland than the Oaks and they seriously worried Italy, who Romania play on Sunday. However, both World Cup meetings were before even Jamie Cudmore gained his first cap and they have lost their last three clashes in Europe by narrow margins so no match or handicap bets - Romania get a four-point start in places.
Conditions should not stop Fiji having fun against Uruguay in Milton Keynes and they can give up 35 points on the handicap.
The Fijians have been frustrated in losing all three games to England, Australia and Wales but they have been far from embarrassed on each occasion, even threatening to turn over the hosts on opening night and the Dragons on Thursday.
And while their fabulous backline skills have been known for a long time, it has been the strength of their set-piece and breakdown play that has really troubled the Pool A big guns in this tournament.
There may be a temptation to ignore this disciplined approach to start with against easy opposition but it is too ingrained now to disappear for long if tries are not immediate. It should surface even more readily as a platform if tries are immediate.
Uruguay have been extremely limited in their heavy defeats to second-string Wales and Australia teams and this is as near to John McKee's first-choice Fiji side as injuries and suspensions allow.
Centre Vereniki Goneva scored Fiji's try against Wales and is worth backing at 5-4 to touch down again. It also looks worth chancing at 30-1 that he scores a hat-trick. Los Teros have conceded six tries to midfield men in two games (Cory Allen's treble and one each to Matt Toomua, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani) and Goneva grabbed four tries when playing on the wing against Namibia at the 2011 World Cup.
Fiji beat Namibia 49-25 that day. Uruguay are highly unlikely to get anywhere near 25 points.