Rugby

 No Easy All Blacks: Nadolo

Nadolo said those that will be named in the Flying Fiji­ans starting line-up for Satur­day knows about the big task ahead of them.
07 Jul 2021 16:53
 No Easy All Blacks: Nadolo
Leicester Tigers winger Nemani Nadolo is all set for Saturday’s first Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin.

There is no easy All Blacks team, says bur­ly Flying Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo.

In an interview yesterday, Nadolo reacted to New Zea­land media reports that the All Blacks are fielding new players and are not at their best.

“The All Blacks are the All Blacks,” the Leicester Tigers rep said.

“The All Blacks are a world class team for a reason.

“They have produced top class players like no tomor­row.”

Nadolo said those that will be named in the Flying Fiji­ans starting line-up for Satur­day knows about the big task ahead of them.

“What a way to test our­selves against the best team in the world right at their backyard,” he added.

“We see it as a great opportu­nity, take our learnings from it and we’ve nothing to lose.”

After outlying the facts be­hind the All Blacks, like any other sporting team, Nadolo says, they are going in with a winning mentality.

“I’ve faith in our players who are world class in their own right. We’ll make sure to play our roles and stick to our game plan. We’ll put up a strong side.”

Nadolo played 39 Super Rug­by matches for the Crusaders from 2014 to 2016. In 2014, he was the Super Rugby top try scorer.

Earlier, Nadolo represented the Australia Under-20 to the 2008 IRB Junior World Cham­pionship where he also was the top try scorer.

Despite the late arrival of the Australia and Europe- based players to camp be­cause of the disruption of flights and closure of the bor­der due to the pandemic, Na­dolo said the morale among the players is high.

“We had faced an almost similar situation during last year’s Autumn Nations Cup where we were locked down for about six to eight weeks. We are used to this and we’ve dealt with it really well.

“It’s this time of experi­ence that brings the boys to­gether. And for us Fijians we are strong willed and fight through circumstances like this.”

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