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Fiji can bounce back: PM

September 22, 2015 12:51 am

Hope is building among Fiji rugby fans that the Vodafone Flying Fijians will bounce back from its opening Rugby World Cup loss to England.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today told the members of Parliament not to count out the Flying Fijians ahead of the second pool match against the Wallabies.

“There is still plenty of rugby to be played in the UK. You can be sure that none of the teams in our group have stopped worrying about us after one defeat. They know that rugby is in our blood, that we are a nation with 80,000 rugby players and that we have gone to England to win. We Fijians are not only tenacious, we also learn and adopt quickly. While the first game jitters and the electrifying Twickenham Stadium with 80,000 yelling English supporters may have caused mistakes, too many referee interruptions and lack of concentration for the full 80 minutes, I know the Flying Fijians have learnt a great deal in their first match. We will improve in our game against Australia, indeed, we must.”

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Fiji takes on Australia at 3.45am on Thursday.

In other matches on Thursday, giant-killers Japan face Scotland at 1.30am while France meets Romania at 7am.

You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV and catch live commentaries of Fiji’s games on Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.

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