Finally, the flying Fijians!
It's a magic day in Wellington, and the game is early enough for the ball to be thrown around, does that mean we need to worry against the big, strong and fast men from the islands?
A little, but not if we have the wearwithall to play the forwards game, get Gurthro, Danie and Bakkies to carry it up - starve them of possession by kicking out and then stealing the lineout ball - which is how I hope we play...
A few injuries have made it tough to put out the strongest team, but I don't think it is too much of a problem against this side, especially if we do the hard yards right.
Watch out for the Fijian wingers and centre, real pace and good finishers - and watch out for me trying to get all the pronounciation right too! The magic of the global game is that there are some Fijian supporters in our hotel, and I sat them down to go through the names and how to say them - wow, talk about phonetics and written word changing! They gave me a few nicknames and easier ways to refer to them - which should be fun...!
Chat after - enjoy !