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Battle of the Pacific


Battle of the Pacific


Fiji and Samoa will meet for a thrilling pool D clash in Auckland on Sunday.

The two Pacific Islanders which have each lost one game so far, will know that the losers of this match will be all but out of the of the final eight.

Samoa Winger Alesana Tuilagi, promised an exciting match saying; “Samoa playing Fiji is always a physical game. But sometimes Fiji use their offloads and they love to play wide. So at the same time we have to play smart sometimes with our loose balls because they’ve got some fast guys on their team.”

Following their defeat by South Africa Fiji have made five changes to their starting line up. They are bringing in their most capped player veteran-fly half, Nicky Little, for his 70th appearence, and will feature a new back row, in this do or die match against their Pacific Island cousins.

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