New Zealand's Fiji born sensation Tevita Koroi celebrates his side's Cape Town Sevens win with teammate Tim Mikkelson. NZ beat Argentina 38-14 in the Cup final: Photo, Getty Image.

 



All eyes on Fiji Bati game

Local Sports

Jarryd HayneJarryd HayneALL eyes will be on Fiji Bati's do or die Rugby League World Cup semifinal clash against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane tomorrow.

 

The much-hyped match-up has media, everyday people, members of the respective teams’ and former players weighing their opinion about the biggest game.

 

At the back of all the hoopla' are the facts that may after all decide as to who wins the fixture.

 

The reigning World champions have beaten Fiji twice at the very stage, in 2008 and 2013 respectively.

And while Fiji hasn't had much success in previous encounters, the faith driven Fijians are ever so determined to dust off the bad omen in enemy territory and beat the Tier 1 team to the reach grand finale.

Five eighth Jarryd Hayne told RLWC website after beating New Zealand 4-2, that they've already slayed a giant.

"We are in the business of slaying giants, we got one tonight".

Vancouver Rugby Club coach Michael Vandervart, who has been closely following the RLWC says Jarred Hayne and Fiji needs to back up the statement with strong performance tomorrow.

Michael said Australia game will not be easy.

"It's easy said than done.

"Australia has been a proven champion. Fiji will find it hard to beat the Kangaroos".

Michael said if anything Australian would inflict harm to Fijians and that ‘slay’, well, “Only time will tell”.

 

He said a lot has been said and written about Fiji, but come tomorrow it is all about giving your all.

 

"Winner moves on for the finals, loser packs it in".

Local Fiji Bati fans can catch the live actions at the Blues Sports and Social Club at Scott and 88th Ave.

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