FLASHBACK some 13 years ago and it was the last time Fiji played England.
Two members of the national squad that faced England on October 20, 1999 are part of the coaching staff for the northern hemisphere tour.
One of them is head coach Inoke Male who came on as a substitute for Nadroga rugger Ifereimi Tawake in that fixture while the other is backline coach Viliame Satala dubbed the "Stretcher" who featured at centre.
Satala scored a try for Fiji in the 25-45 loss which served as the 1999 Rugby World Cup play-off for a quarter-final spot at Twickenham.
The Namoli man still remembers the match in which England star Jonny Wilkinson booted a personal tally of 25 points — virtually killing Fiji's RWC hopes.
Satala said he was one of the few local players in the side.
He said playing at Twickenham was a totally a different experience.
"At that time I did not have any contract and I was one of the few local players who were selected in the team," Stalata said.
"It was the first time for me to play in cold conditions. We were playing in front of more than 60,000 fans."
"The Twickenham Stadium is very different from the other stadiums around the world. It is the stadium where the English people like to witness their team playing. They come out in huge numbers. The atmosphere is deafening."
Next weekend's match between Fiji and England has been sold out. The capacity of the Twickenham Stadium is 82,000.
Satala said they talked to the local players about the atmosphere at Twickenham.
He said the players needed to focus on their game and not be influenced by the crowd.
"The game has changed since 1999 and I believe the pace has gone up," Satala said.
"It will be a big game especially for those who have only been playing in Fiji. It will be an eye opener for them."
"We have told the boys that they just need to do their job. You don't open your ears to the crowd. Just keep it to the team mates so that you can know what is going on instead of focussing on the outside influence."