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Think It Right: Delasau

Former Flying Fijians winger Filimoni Delasau strongly believes the Flying Fijians team should make right decisions on the field against the Manu Samoa side this Saturday. The unbeaten Pacific powerhouses
23 Jul 2015 11:07
Think It Right: Delasau
Some members of the Vodafone Flying Fijians team during gym training in the US.

Former Flying Fijians winger Filimoni Delasau strongly believes the Flying Fijians team should make right decisions on the field against the Manu Samoa side this Saturday.

The unbeaten Pacific powerhouses play in Sacramento, California, in the second round of World Rugby’s Pacific Nations  Cup. Kickoff is at noon Fiji Time.

Delasau said the men in blue will be a different team this Saturday following their historical match against the All Blacks in Apia and the first round of the Pacific Nations Cup.

Delaisau said: “Samoa’s preparation now is five steps above us and the Flying Fijians should rise to the occasion.

“Samoa will be a different team this Saturday; they are always physical and we will need to outmuscle them,” Delasau said.

Decision-making on the field is always paramount and the Sorokoba, Ba man said this was one area the John McKee-coached side would need to work on.

“Players will need to make the right decisions on the field; there are also too many individual plays  where some players are overdoing things but I know they are all fighting for a spot in the RWC. The Fijians will also need to improve on their positional plays,” he said.

The Flying Fijians side had their gym session yesterday and is confident of a good outing against the Manus. Tabai Matson has also joined the team in California.

Speaking to Radio New Zealand yesterday Samoa hooker Manu Leiataua is confident that the Californian heat is making his team feel right at home.

“The weather is a bit like Samoa so that time in Samoa the preparation against the All Blacks I think has helped us for this heat.

“I think Fiji will bring something a bit different than the USA. They’re much bigger boys so hopefully we can handle them this week,” Leiataua said.

Temperatures in the Californian capital have a high of 38 degrees Celsius this week and both teams are preparing well for the battle.

The game kicks off at 12pm this Saturday.

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