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Fiji forwards the key: Kirwan

September 4, 2015 4:35 am

Former New Zealand wing John Kirwan says if the Vodafone Flying Fijians are able to match it in the forwards against other teams, Fiji will be a team to reckon with at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

The former Blues Super Rugby and Japan team mentor, who won the World Cup in 1987 with the All Blacks, says he is always excited to watch Fiji.

“Like I said the upfront battle will be big. If the Fijians can match people up front and stay in the game there and then use their Fijian flair and play with confidence Fiji is always hard to beat. But I think the game will be won and lost for them upfront. But what I have seen in the last couple of years that is really improving, they are getting more mobility up there and tougher. Match it up there and I wouldn’t want to play Fiji for sure.”

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Fiji plays Canada in a build-up match at 1.30am on Monday morning (Fiji time).

Meanwhile, the Fiji-England match will be at 7am on September 19 and you can watch it live on FBC TV, along with all other matches.

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