Test of time for Flying Fijians

Samuela Kailawadoko, Waqadra, Nadi | Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Flying Fijians can make amends for their loss to the Wallabies in the last World Cup.
Flying Fijians winger Timoci Nagusa runs the ball at Bidesi park during training yesterday.Picture ATU RASEA
Flying Fijians winger Timoci Nagusa runs the ball at Bidesi park during training yesterday.Picture ATU RASEA

They must show their ability to upset the greatest odds by sheer determination and inspired performance on the day.

They must play with tremendous fire.

They must not fail in the set scrum against a good shove, they must out jump the opposition in the line out and make up for it elsewhere.

On account of the availability of our Fijian players, the selectors have put their strongest combination out in the Melbourne Test.

The side has quality coaches and I am just hoping the team will execute their game plan well.

We must have a brilliant pack of forwards that will lay the foundation for their invincible five Test matches this season.

Our defence must be as safe and steady as a rock.

I hope there will be little to commend after the match in Melbourne.

This can be a golden era. I understand we are building a side.

But the significance of the game lies in the result.

We cannot afford to have three valuable players in the backline and four good forwards.

This is not good enough to take on the Wallabies. The whole 15 must fight and win every inch of the field otherwise we will find another crushing by the Wallabies.

The Fijian backs must show wonderful understanding and their passing must be clean and pretty to watch.

There has to be some touch of genius about everything our backs do, whether it will be cutting out openings in midfield or getting back to cover defence.

Despite some setbacks, let's hope our Flying Fijians will produce one of their finest performances to beat the Wallabies.

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