England have been using some of their players at training to play the role of the man known in France as ‘La Machine’, Levani Botia.
The Naitasiri man is a threat at the breakdowns in this World Cup and this is one of the reasons England coach Steve Borthwick will try to minimise the involvement of the Fiji Water Flying Fijians loose forwards.
However, Botia is not taking it as a compliment but says he looks forward to the match.
“I heard what they said and some people asked me the same question as well so I understand what they saw so it’s something to compete so I’ll see what they have.”
Botia adds they know England will be well prepared and hope to beat Fiji after falling short at Twickenham two months ago.
Fiji averages the most carries per game with 139.5 meters, the second-most offloads of 11 and third-most metres made, 570.5.
The Flying Fijians have won the most turnovers on average with eight per match, with a high proportion coming from the breakdown.
Meanwhile, Flying Fijians’ kicking maestro, Seremaia Bai, reveals that the team’s confidence for their upcoming quarter-final bout with England has soared, courtesy of their historic victory over the British side at Twickenham just six weeks ago.
That momentous triumph wasn’t just a milestone for the players; it was a euphoric celebration that resonated throughout the entire nation.
Now, the Flying Fijians stand on the precipice of history once more, poised to replicate their success this weekend in the quarterfinals.
Bai underlines their collective spirit, emphasizing that they’ve regrouped, deliberated on the positives, and eagerly await another historic weekend, marking their return to the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup after a 16-year hiatus.
In the quest to secure another historic win, Bai highlights the importance of holding onto the ball, a patience that is fundamental to their strategy.
It’s these fundamentals that will enable them to orchestrate better ball movement on the field, a goal they’ve been meticulously honing, particularly in the wake of their final pool match against Portugal last weekend.
With unwavering determination and their eyes set on creating history once more, the Fiji Water Flying Fijians are prepared to script another unforgettable chapter in their remarkable rugby journey.
SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/PACNEWS