The Fiji Flying Fijians will have to be more clinical against Australia in their second Rugby World Cup pool match on Monday.
This is according to veteran hooker Sam Matavesi but he believes they can be better against the Wallabies.
Matavesi says they played some good rugby against Wales, they worked hard but sometimes they dropped the ball or gave away silly penalties.
“It’s the small things that are hurting us I think previous to this our penalty count against England was seven, I think it was seven in the first half (against Wales) so it was always tough against a top team like that with all these penalties.”
The livewire hooker says they know there’s no other way from here onwards but to win.
“We go to St Etienne to play Australia I think the next three games are must wins but I think everyone’s confident we can win if we can stop some errors, I think we’ll be all right next week.”
Matavesi also appreciates their fans who have been flooding social media with their messages of hope despite the loss to Wales.
Meanwhile, Flying Fijians number eight Viliame Mata is one of our players that’s expected to lead the charge once again against Australia on Monday at the Rugby World Cup in France.
Mata is at the top of the individual player stats after the opening round of the tournament following his 21 carries, six tackles and 83 meters made against Wales.
Coach Simon Raiwalui is impressed with the Nauluvatu villager from Nakelo in Tailevu.
“Bill has been outstanding for the whole campaign , he’s led from the front in terms of his play, he’s been dynamic on the field when he first came in we had to work on a few things in terms of his fitness and stuff like that.”
The big number eight, Mata, is expected to retain his spot in the run-on side against Australia.
Mata said nothing has changed for them.
“It’s the same things we’ve been doing from the start since week one when we marched into camp in Taveuni, we went all out against Wales but unfortunately, we didn’t get the result but as Simon said it’s a different team now so we going for it again this week.”
There’s good news for fans as there are no major injury concerns.
Fiji side was back at their training ground in Lormont, Bordeaux.
Fiji will travel to Saint Etienne on Friday after the team naming in Bordeaux.
SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/PACNEWS